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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 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 article reviews trends in the rural energy sector of Sub-Saharan Africa and discusses the limitations of over-reliance on solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

Source: Energy Policy, Energy, Environment and Development Network for Africa (AFREPREN/FWD)
Date: January 2002

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 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.

Source: World Bank Group, Clean Energy Solutions Center
Date: June 2015

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.

Source: International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Date: May 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

The Biomass Energy Strategy (BEST) initiative aims to build awareness of biomass as Africa's main source of primary energy and to highlight its relevance to poverty alleviation efforts, especially among decision-makers at policy level.

Source: EU Energy Initiative: Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF), Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Date: March 2011

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