Featured publications

  • Transforming On-Grid Renewable Energy Markets
  • Assessment of Sri Lanka's Power Sector
    Aug 15, 2017

    This report ‘Initial Asessment of Sri Lanka’s Power Sector – Electricity Generation through 100 per cent Renewable Energy’ describes the technical challenges to meet Sri Lanka's renewables target and how it could be financed.

  • Gender and sustainable energy
    Apr 17, 2017

    There is now an increasing appreciation of the role of energy as a conduit for redressing historic gender inequities.

  • Sep 15, 2009

    This advance document of the updated Technology Needs Assessment Handbook (TNA) provides a detailed framework for the development and implementation of technology needs assessments and in particular in the development of technology programmes and strategies in developing countries. Download this Document * Complete Report English

  • May 1, 2004

    The second issue of the UNDP/GEF "Lessons for the Future" series focuses on solar PV. It explores questions about the best ways to make PV solar systems accessible, affordable, and sustainable to rural people in developing countries keeping in mind the constraints, opportunities, and risks prevailing in each region and country.

  • Oct 25, 2007

    The report examines how oil price rises are affecting the Asia-Pacific region’s poorest people. It proposes establishing an Asia-Pacific Compensatory Oil Finance Facility for LDC's and small island developing states to: help tide poorer countries over the immediate balance of payments or fiscal deficits provoked by the oil price hike; enable countries to invest in alternative forms of energy.

  • Mar 1, 2004

    The paper notes that deregulation and privatization in the water supply and energy sectors, as a means to stimulate private-sector investment, have only led to improved services for the poor when effective regulation mechanisms have been put in place by governments and public agencies. It proposes that strong regulatory agencies are needed to make markets work and address environmental objectives.

  • Nov 11, 2003

    The publication summarizes key information concerning selected energy and climate change projects supported by the GEF SGP between 1992 and 2003. It provides information on community-led projects that address climate change while improving energy access and livelihoods. The case studies focus on community initiatives in which energy services and livelihood benefits are closely integrated.

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