Energizing Job Creation: Employment Opportunities Along the Off-Grid Solar Value Chain

This briefing note explores the nature of jobs being created by the off-grid solar sector. It describes the breadth of employment opportunities created, how jobs are split across the value chain, whether they are high, medium or low skilled, whether they are based in urban or rural areas, and whether women are accessing off-grid solar employment opportunities. Insights cover four regions: East Africa, West Africa, Central Africa and South Asia. Data for this research was gathered via a survey of off-grid solar companies, supported by structured interviews. The note was prepared by Vivid Economics and GOGLA, with support from GIZ.