Powering social infrastructure in Sierra Leone: market assessment and roadmap for health facilities

This Market Assessment and Roadmap for Health Facilities in Sierra Leone found that 38 percent of health facilities in the country lack access to power. Those that have access to solar PV, community mini-grids, diesel generators, or the main grid also suffer from either insufficient power or unreliable power. As a result, it is estimated that more than 1,000 health facilities need either a complete power solution or a back-up solution, requiring an investment of approximately USD 64 million. Based on the assessment, SEforALL created a forward-looking roadmap with short-term actionable recommendations for the public sector, development partners, and the private sector, to overcome barriers that are impeding the accelerated deployment of sustainable power solutions to schools and health facilities.