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Results at-a-glance

Micro-hydroelectric Dams Sustain Life in Rural Communities

Construction of a micro-hydroelectric dam has brought electricity to residents and has provided farmers with sufficient water to irrigate their farms in rural Afghanistan. The dam is one of 8,000 energy projects financed by the National Solidarity Program.


IDA, the Global Partnership for Output-Based Aid and Kenya Power teamed up to provide safe, reliable and affordable electricity in Nairobi’s slums. The number of new connections rose from 5,000 in 2014 to 150,000 in 2015. 

Using Solar Energy to Power Water Supply in Tanzania

With technical support from IDA, hundreds of rural water points in Tanzania will soon be powered by solar energy, a more affordable way for rural communities to operate and maintain rural water schemes/systems.

Mapping for Results

Energy is fundamental to economic growth and environmental sustainability. Access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy is vital to ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. Modern energy services can help improve the quality of life for millions around the world and underpin progress in all areas of development. Around 1.1 billion people worldwide still live without access to electricity with most concentrated in Africa and Asia.