GSB in Madagascar

Launched in November 2003, the GSB Delivery Mechanism in Madagascar is actively facilitating innovative and pro-poor business ventures in various sectors. The GSB Coordinating Group in Madagascar comprises members from Government, the private sector, NGOs, and the development partners.

GSB Projects

Eco Tourism Project
Lead Company: Le Monde en Version Originale (MVO)
This project enables Madagascar to benefit from its high tourism potential, with a broad diversity of landscape, flora and fauna unknown elsewhere in the world, matchless beaches, and a magnificent marine environment, all prime assets for the development of eco-tourism, plus a rich cultural heritage and craft tradition. Download project document

Solar Power Project
Lead Company: Enov Solaire
Enov Solaire's originality is its adaptation to rural households needs and budgets, and its innovative use of solar panels. Download project document

VOHITRA Environment
Lead Company: VOHITRA Environment
This project is the first of its kind in Madagascar. It is looking at providing a public service through a PPP. It will be working in synergy with authorities, NGOs and private sector companies already involved in waste sorting, collection and/or valorisation. Download project document

Lokoho Project
Lead Company: E7-Fund (EDF, RWE, Hydro Quebec)
Provision of electricity infrastructure to serve rural communities, SMEs, and social service providers through construction of a hydro-power plant and its related distribution network. Download project document

PATH - Capacity Building of the Hydrocarbon Transport SMEs
Lead Company: Total
Improvement of the Hydrocarbon Transport SMEs by increasing skills among management and front-line workers in the sector. Download project document

Lake Alaotra Project
Lead Company: EDF
Creation of a local Energy Service Company for about 15,000 customers in the Lac Alaotra region over 20 years Download project document

Microfinance Project
Lead Company: BFV - Société Générale
BFV-SG co-finances micro and small entrepreneurs (MSE) screened by Entreprendre à Madagascar (EAM). Download project document

Industrial Wind Energy Centre
Lead Company: Mad'Eole
Creation of an industrial wind energy centre in Antsiranana (Diego region). Download project document

Hotel Gasy Franchise
Lead Company: Tsara Ketrika
A project to establish a franchise of local fast food restaurants ("hotely gasy partners" or HGP). Download project document

Energy Diversification to LPG
Lead Company: Vitogaz
Energy diversification to LPG to reduce dependency on wood energy and pressures on unsustainably managed or protected forests. Download project document

Drinkable Water
Lead Company: BushProof
Manufacture, market and sale of range of affordable household drinking water solutions to individual low-income families. Download project document

Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor
Lead Company: Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor
The WSUP project comes as a complement to the "Education for Sustainable Sanitation" program developed by the UN volunteer program and the CUA (Commune Urbaine d'Antananarivo).Download project document

Malaria & Artemisia
Lead Company: Bionexx-Technoserve
The Bionexx-Technoserve project aims to grow and harvest artemisia in Madagascar in order to extract artemisinin for Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACT) treatments of malaria. Download project document

Additional opportunities are being explored with entrepreneurs, including Vocalys, and Vohitra Environment.

For More Information

- For more information about GSB in Madagascar, please visit or contact Pascale Bonzom (
- Click here to download the report from the latest GSB Coordinating Group Meeting
- Click here for more information on the GSB team