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Since 2002, this project has supported more than 650,000 new connections to the power grid in Bangladesh and more than 2 million solar home systems in remote rural areas. Read More »


The World Bank Group’s new Country Partnership Strategy will guide its support to India from 2013 through 2017. A key feature of the new strategy is a significant shift in support toward low-income states, where many of India’s poor and disadvantaged live. Read More »

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Ashish Khanna
Lead Energy Specialist
Iffath A. Sharif
Senior Economist, Social Protection Sector, South Asia Human Development Unit

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