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 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 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.
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.
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.
This report—which is based on a country-by-country assessment of supply, demand, renewable energy potential and technology prospects—recommends 14 actions to accelerate the Africa’s renewable energy uptake in Africa.
This recorded webinar examines the Readiness for Investment in Sustainable Energy (RISE) project, which provides indicators for assessing the legal and regulatory landscape for investment in sustainable energy.
This report describes the energy context for Djibouti, which faces several critical challenges associated with energy generation, distribution and use. It explores enabling environments for renewables, details the opportunities to develop the renewables sector and recommends further action.
This report describes the range of choices available in renewable energy auctions and makes recommendations to facilitate optimal decision-making. The authors focus on challenges that need to be addressed and the alternatives that may be considered for each auction design element.