Accelerating Access to Energy: Lessons Learned from Efforts to Build Inclusive Energy Markets in Developing Countries


Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP) International
1 December 2014

This report describes how efficient markets, served by successful private enterprises, can contribute significantly to expanding energy access and result in longer-lasting solutions. While inadequate and unreliable electricity undermines investment and remains a major impediment to economic growth, roughly $50 trillion in investment will be required over the next two decades to meet the world's energy needs, as estimated by the International Energy Agency.