off-grid solar sector has expanded into a $1.75 billion annual market serving 420 million users over the past decade | Market Trends Report 2020 — World Bank org

STORY HIGHLIGHTS The off-grid solar sector has expanded into a $1.75 billion annual market serving 420 million users over the past decade and continues to grow. As the sector matures and productive use of off-grid solar solutions such as solar water pumps, cold storage and other products servicing public institutions become natural expansion areas, companies…

Green Growth: Putting Morocco in the Lead against Climate Change — World Bank org|The end of fossil fuel subsidies has opened up opportunities for energy efficiency gains and made renewable energy more competitive.

Flore de Préneuf / World Bank STORY HIGHLIGHTS Morocco’s vision of inclusive green growth is based on better management of natural resources to generate more jobs, value and wellbeing from existing assets. The end of fossil fuel subsidies has favored an increase in renewable energy investments and allowed government spending on social programs to go…

Surgery Could Save Millions of Lives in Developing Countries — The World Bank Org

STORY HIGHLIGHTS A new book, “Essential Surgery,” says greater access to surgical care in developing countries could avert 1.5 million deaths a year. Basic surgeries such as setting broken bones or delivering babies via Caesarean section are among the most cost-effective health interventions in developing countries. “Essential Surgery” is the first of nine volumes in…