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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

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.

Source: International Renewable Energy Agency
Date: January 2015

This report explains how the need for lighting products in places like Africa remains critical, as a large portion of households still have no access to electrical services.

Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Date: January 2015

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.

Source: The World LPG Association (WLPGA), WLPGA
Date: September 2015

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.

Source: United Nations

This report is the first in a series of three issue briefs on "Keys to Achieving Universal Energy Access," a three-day workshop held by WRI and the DOEN Foundation.

Source: World Resources Institute (WRI)
Date: February 2013

The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation provide the Global Solar Atlas—in addition to a series of global, regional and country GIS data layers and poster maps—to support the scale-up of solar power in their client countries.

Source: The World Bank Group
Date: January 2017

TRANSrisk conducted 15 case studies that explore the transition to low-carbon economies, including 14 country-level case studies and one at the global and regional level.

Source: Transitions Pathways and Risk Analysis for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption Strategies (TRANSrisk)
Date: November 2016

This report examines the gap between access to modern energy and small-scale finance, and it focuses on the role of governments in bridging the gap.

Source: United Nations, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Date: August 2009

This report discusses how access for investment finance and demand for energy products can be increased, taking into account perspectives of banks, microfinance institutions, savings and credit cooperatives, and informal lending organizations.

Source: United States Agency for International Development, GVEP International
Date: February 2010