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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 website provides information about and publications from the Global Village Energy Partnership. Established at the 2002 World Summit for Sustainable Development, this non-profit organization works with local businesses in developing countries to increase access to modern energy.

Source: Global Village Energy Partnership

This report provides information about the current use of electricity in rural areas and analyzes opportunities and challenges to rural electrification in developing countries as well as providing policy recommendations.

Source: Alliance for Rural Electrification

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 presentation shows the results of the Institute for Building Efficiency's 2012 energy efficiency survey. The institute surveyed nearly 3,500 decision makers in a variety of sectors who are responsible for energy use in buildings—examining trends in priorities and practices.

Source: Institute for Building Efficiency
Date: July 2012

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 report analyzes energy efficiency policies and best practices, and it offers a discussion-like overview of considerations to ensure that the proper policy paths are pursued.

Source: Regulatory Assistance Project, Sleeping Lion Consulting, Energy Futures Group
Date: October 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