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This report analyses the rural electrification policies of Brazil, China, South Africa and India to help guide policymakers in developing an effective rural electrification plan. The document outlines the different paths that each country took to achieve their goals of rural electrification.

Source: International Energy Agency
Date: March 2010

This report presents 12 practical applications of clean energy projects in Asian countries, including solar, wind, small hydropower, and biomass projects.

Source: Asian Development Bank
Date: November 2006

This website highlights the activities of the United Nations Environment Programme Division of Technology, Industry, and Economics in promoting public and private sector finance of clean energy.

Source: United Nations

This article reviews trends in the rural energy sector of Sub-Saharan Africa and discusses the limitations of over-reliance on solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

Source: Energy Policy, Energy, Environment and Development Network for Africa (AFREPREN/FWD)
Date: January 2002

This study underscores how improved access to rural energy services can create multiple benefits for rural life, from income and labor productivity to education and women's health.

Source: World Bank
Date: March 2010

Small, modular biomass gasifiers are an emerging technology for enhancing the economic productivity of small agricultural-based communities, especially when combined with the “multi-function platform” concept.

Source: World Bank

This webinar covers (1) energy access and links to development, end-user finance for modern energy, productive uses for energy to support economic development, and enabling environments for project development and investment in clean energy, (2) approaches to investing services and capital in sm

Source: Clean Energy Solutions Center
Date: June 2012

This case study on Bangladesh's transition to a low carbon economy highlights the routes in which a low carbon economy might be achieved in this growing nation.

Source: Imeperial College, London
Date: January 2011

The authors of this report review advances in energy efficiency legislation and how it has played out in the market through the year 2011. The report follows 25 energy efficiency policy recommendations made in prior years by the International Energy Agency.

Source: International Energy Agency
Date: April 2012

This study offers one of the first perspectives on the job-creation role of rural energy access. The authors find that there is significant potential for job creation due to rural energy access initiatives, especially small-scale renewables.

Source: International Renewable Energy Agency
Date: June 2012