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This paper offers a commercial solution to the energy access challenge. According to the authors, a significant proportion of the estimated 1.3 billion people (about 300 million households) around the world living without access to basic levels of modern energy services can be reached by 2030.

Date: June 2014

This report explains how the need for lighting products in places like Africa remains critical, as a large portion of households still have no access to electrical services.

Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Date: January 2015

This website features links to United Nations Development Programme case studies and publications on how energy can be used to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, which is one of eight UN Millennium Development Goals for 2015.

Source: United Nations

The Global Environment Facility has supported technologies including solar thermal heating, solar thermal power, off-grid and on-grid solar photovoltaic, wind power, small hydro power, geothermal power, and biomass in projects globally.

Source: Global Environment Facility
Date: November 2009

This report is the first in a series of three issue briefs on "Keys to Achieving Universal Energy Access," a three-day workshop held by WRI and the DOEN Foundation.

Source: World Resources Institute (WRI)
Date: February 2013

This report is the fifth in a series documenting the World Bank Group’s progress in supporting renewable energy and energy efficiency. It details the successes of, and lessons learned from, the investments made by the World Bank Group over the past five years.

Source: The World Bank
Date: December 2009

This presentation describes the solutions to sustainable private capital for small-scale distributed energy access that are central to achieving universal energy access targets.

Source: Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM)
Date: May 2015

This report informs policymakers and other stakeholders in the energy sector about the technology developments in renewable mini-grids. It also discusses how these technology developments could enable faster commercialization and large-scale deployment of renewable mini-grids.

Source: International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Date: October 2016

This report focuses on the impacts that different types of local level bioenergy initiatives—including bioresources, bioresidues, and biofuels—can have on rural livelihoods in different contexts in the developing world. The report is based on a series of 15 international case studies.

Source: United Nations, Policy Innovation Systems for Clean Energy Security
Date: January 2009

This report UNEP), describes how renewable energy and energy efficiency programs in developing countries contribute to narrowing the “2020 emissions gap”.

Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Date: January 2015