This report describes how energy has become the central theme in discussions on alleviating poverty, promoting economic development and improving the quality of life of people.
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This report describes how India is at the cusp of accelerating its economic growth, and industrial growth and improvements in agricultural productivity, though requiring electricity to propel production, are critical for creating jobs.
According to the authors, this report reveals the major potential for societies to raise economic performance and extend significant environmental and social benefits through improved energy productivity.
This report examines how ten countries have switched, or are planning to switch, from traditional fuels such as wood, coal, charcoal, animal waste and kerosene, to LPG as a cooking fuel.
This publication examines the sectors, technologies and policy measures that will be central in the transition to a low-carbon energy system.
This website contains information on more than 800 clean energy policies around the world. It is searchable by policy name, geography, mechanism and status with subsector impacts noted per policy.
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.
This report focuses on the role that modern energy services play in enhancing the agriculture value chain, from production to commercialization, as well as transport of goods.
This website includes books, selected articles and chapters, reports, working papers, and technical papers focusing on energy access issues.
This catalogue contains documents produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners in the area of energy for poverty reduction and sustainable development.