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  • Achieving the MDGs: The role of energy services - Brazil, Mali, Philippines
    Jan 1, 2005

    The study aims to help establish a better quantitative understanding of how the provision of energy services can lead to development outcomes that aid the achievement of the MDGs. It shows the relationship between energy service availability and the economic and social dimensions of the MDG framework by analyzing the developmental impacts of energy-related interventions in the three countries.

  • Oct 19, 2007

    The guideline is a part of UNDP's series, "Gender Mainstreaming: a Key Driver of Development in Environment & Energy." It looks at why gender is relevant to policymaking and programming in the area of sustainable energy services.

  • Generating Opportunities: Case Studies on Energy and Women
    Nov 1, 2001

    Through eight case studies drawn from Africa and Asia on energy and women, the report provides concrete examples of how improving poor women's access to affordable and clean energy services can act as an entry point to achieving multiple development objectives, including income and employment generation, poverty reduction, the empowerment of women and local and global environmental objectives.

  • May 3, 2010

    This report by the Secretary General's Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change (AGECC) calls for concerted action on two ambitious but achievable goals: universal access for 2-3 billion energy poor, and reducing global energy efficiency intensity by 40 percent by 2030. The report also calls for the development community to make energy a major institutional priority.

  • Fuel to Change - Overcoming Vulnerability to Rising Oil Prices
    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.

  • Jan 1, 2007

    The study reviews over 100 national MDG reports in an effort to understand how energy issues are recognized and integrated in the MDG monitoring framework. The report highlights useful examples of how some countries have attempted to link energy services to a broader set of development issues, such as poverty reduction, gender equality, and environmental sustainability and climate change.

  • May 6, 2010

    Rural women farmers in Burkina Faso are benefiting from a regional energy and food processing programme that is turning them into entrepreneurs. Through this scheme, UNDP has helped to install 441 diesel-run generators mounted on a chassis to which a variety of processing equipment can be attached, including mills, alternators and battery chargers.

  • World Energy Assessment Overview: 2004 Update
    Dec 1, 2004

    The document presents the linkages between energy and the MDGs, describes the discussions and outcomes that emerged from CSD-9 and WSSD, and outlines the latest energy trends, new energy related technologies, and energy policy options for a sustainable future. It also examines distinct regional challenges and describes how key energy issues directly impact achievement of development objectives.

  • Oct 23, 2006

    A crucial part of developing MDG-based national development strategies is MDG costing, which quantifies the specific financial and human resources needed, as well as infrastructure required, to meet the MDGs. The Energy Costing Tool has been designed specifically to help government planners and decision makers estimate the amounts and types of energy investments required to meet the MDGs. more...

  • Gender Mainstreaming: A Key Driver of Development in Environment & Energy

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