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Transformation of the Rural PV Market (prev. Energy Sector Reform)

Project Summary

to reduce Burkina Faso’s energy-related CO2 emissions by substituting fossil fuels (kerosene and diesel) with solar power to provide electricity services for water pumping together with other attendant basic productive energy services to the targeted rural community users. The project will improve people’s livelihoods by promoting the use of renewable energy (solar PV) to provide potable drinking water and basic electricity services to the rural area, thus reducing the country’s dependency on imported fossil fuels (kerosene, diesel).

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Burkina Faso
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Mines, Quarries, and Energy
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
60,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,700,000 USD
Co-financing Total
4,505,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
158,400 USD
Total Cost 6,265,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Project Cancelled
24 Jun 2010