The Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) is the Clean Energy Ministerial’s energy access initiative, and is led by the U.S. Department of Energy. Global LEAP was launched as a commitment to the Sustainable Energy for All campaign, and its programs and initiatives support the growth of sustainable commercial clean energy access markets throughout the developing world. 

Global LEAP’s work: 

  • Supports quality assurance frameworks for off-grid energy products and services, which build consumer, industry, policymaker and investor confidence
  • Enables the uptake of super-efficient off-grid technologies, which reduce energy supply costs
  • Facilitates programmatic, policy, and research collaboration among energy access stakeholders

Global LEAP’s benefits to the off-grid market:

Through a variety of targeted programs, Global LEAP is filling gaps in the marketplace, enabling faster, better-informed action by market actors, and making energy more accessible to the developing world. 

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Global LEAP member governments include Italy, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Multilateral development institution partners include the African Development Bank, Global Environment Facility, the International Finance Corporation, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, and the World Bank.

The Energy and Resources Institute, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Department for International Development of the United Kingdom, Global BrightLight Foundation, Infrastructure Development Company Limited, Power Africa, Power for All, Shell Foundation, and the United Nations Foundation are development and foundation partners.

There are more than 130 private sector and civil society supporters of the Global LEAP Guiding Principles.

To learn more about Global LEAP, and learn how you or your organization can get involved, please contact us