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.
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This report describes issues that should be considered during the financing stage of hydropower projects and offers suggestions and alternatives to aid in securing financing for small-scale hydropower projects.
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.
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.
This report examines Kenya's potential to benefit from the Program on Scaling-Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries (SREP), operating under the framework of the Climate Investment Funds.
This report details the strategies needed to provide universal electricity access by the end of 2030. Small, stand-alone renewable energy technologies can often meet electricity needs of rural communities less expensively than centralised grid solutions can.
This report is a collection of case studies that highlight replicable best practices in the use of renewable energy for rural electrification. Examples cover a wide range of technologies, locations, financial support mechanisms, and consumer-tariff schemes.
This website links to the presentations of various stakeholders in the Indian wind and biomass industries during a one day seminar on policy incentives for wind and biomass power generation, including small scale distributed generation in rural areas.
This report provides a summary of the Competence Platform on Energy Crop and Agroforestry Systems for Arid and Semi-arid Ecosystems (COMPETE) conference, which aimed to contribute to sound and successful bioenergy policy implementation in Africa.
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.