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

This Market Assessment and Roadmap for Schools in Sierra Leone found that 45 percent of senior secondary schools and 85 percent of primary schools lack access to power. Given the large number of schools in the country, this means that close to 10,000 schools require a robust power solution (either in the form of a new installation or a back-up to a grid), of which 1,745 are secondary schools. To close the energy access gap for secondary education facilities – where energy needs are higher – would require approximately USD 90 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.