Our goal is to give the poor access to clean, sustainable energy. We focus on rural areas that have low rates of electrification, primarily in India and sub-Saharan Africa. We support programmes that bring distributed electricity generation to underserved communities. We promote policy that supports renewable energy and we unlock new sources of capital for renewable energy.


Over 1.3 billion people have no access to electricity. Many with a grid connection have unreliable, low-quality electricity service. For cooking and heating, more than 2.6 billion people rely on polluting fuels and stoves. Access to clean, reliable, high-quality energy has health, social, environmental, and livelihood benefits. More-efficient lighting and appliances reduce the need for electricity, both in areas with distributed power generation and in grid-connected areas where electricity may not be generated from renewable sources. Well-designed policy changes secure benefits for vulnerable populations and also promote development and environmental and financial sustainability.

Project examples




Energise Africa