Domestic energy. Information systems  Solar power



Development of Targeting Strategy for a Lantern Distribution Program in Primary and Secondary Schools in Burkina Faso

Country : Burkina Faso. .
Client : The World Bank .
Start Date : June 2013
Completion Date : July 2013
Value of services : 29 000 €
Funder : World Bank .
Associate/Partner : N/A
Description :
Lighting Africa, a joint IFC and World Bank program, seeks to accelerate the development of commercial off-grid lighting markets in Sub-Saharan Africa as part of the World Bank Group's wider efforts to improve access to energy. Lighting Africa is mobilizing the private sector to build sustainable markets that provide affordable, modern off-grid lighting to communities across Africa that are not on the electricity grid.

In support of the activities financed by the Electricity Sector Support Project in Burkina Faso, Lighting Africa carried out a number of upstream analytical studies that will collectively inform the selection and design of market development and Lighting Africa-approved product deployment activities.

The overall objective of the assignment was to map out primary and secondary school locations in Burkina Faso and to develop a school database, with schools classified based on various criteria, to inform the targeting of schools for the deployment of solar lanterns in Burkina Faso.

The database provides information on both primary and secondary schools in Burkina Faso, and display qualitative and quantitative data that will help refine the targeting strategy for the distribution of solar lanterns in public schools.
Description of the Actual Services Provided Development of an exhaustive GIS database with all primary and secondary schools in Burkina Faso

* Definition of specific criteria for schools classification, development of IPD grids (Development Potential Indicator) for primary and secondary schools
* Schools ranking, both at national and regional level, using the planning tool GEOSIM©
* Development of a platform making information available in a visually appealing way on an open source platform
* Development of recommendations for solar lanterns distribution
* Training on platform use (Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Education)