This report discusses the benefits of rural electrification and examines the argument that they may be insufficient to justify the investment costs.
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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 interactive map provides profiles of social enterprises that are working to improve energy access among underserved populations and developing nations around the world.
This report reviews existing energy policies with respect to energy access in various regions of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
This article reviews the status, challenges, and prospects of ongoing and planned power sector reform in eastern and southern Africa, with special emphasis on the implications for the poor. Reforms have improved generation capacity as well as financial performance in certain utilities.
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.
This guide examines the United Nation's Clean Development Mechanism as a strategy to advance energy security in Chile. The government has set targets to increase the proportion of renewable energy in electricity generation, focusing on wind and biomass.
This case study details a project to install solar water heaters in low-income housing units in Betim, Brazil. Lessons learned include the importance of monitoring and documentation. The case study also discusses the impacts of the project on the community.
This document summarizes Mali's plan to invest in renewable energy—primarily solar, hydropower and biomass—to provide electrification to rural areas.