Featured publications

  • Mar 1, 2007

    The report discusses the experiences and lessons learned from five UNDP-GEF biomass energy projects in Europe and the CIS. It focuses on lessons for biomass project development and implementation for market transformation in the region and makes recommendations for the development and implementation of new biomass projects.

  • May 1, 2007

    The document focuses on integrating access to modern energy services into regional and national policies and policy tools. It presents the experience of three African Regional Economic Councils and concludes that the work in developing a political consensus on access to energy has laid the foundations for energy infrastructure investments and expansion of energy service delivery for the poor.

  • 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.

  • Dec 1, 2002

    As a follow-up to the World Energy Assessment, this publication focuses on policy options and effective implementation. It offers informed guidance on the next steps, on how to shape public policy so that it accelerates the growth of energy systems that support sustainable development.

  • Oct 1, 2004

    The paper proposes that while there is no MDG specific to energy, it will be impossible to achieve the Goals without improving the quality and quantity of energy services. The paper notes that for UNDP, the types of energy services, rather than energy supplies, are highly critical to the achievement of the MDGs.

  • Apr 30, 2007

    The report focuses on enhancing equitable access to appropriate, reliable and affordable energy services so as to reduce human and income poverty. In examining the gender dimension of energy access and provisioning, its use and impact, the report highlights the gender concerns in the Asia-Pacific region and provides recommendations on mainstreaming gender in the provisioning of energy services.

  • Aug 1, 2005

    The UNDP Guide offers an overview of some of the most pertinent issues regarding development and energy and provides suggestions and examples on how to address energy within broader efforts to reach the MDGs.

  • Sep 22, 2010

    This joint report on energy poverty published by IEA, UNDP, and UNIDO is an early excerpt of the IEA's 2010 World Energy Outlook (WEO). It quantifies the number of people that lack access to modern energy services, the investment costs required to meet this gap and potential technology options needed to achieve universal access by 2030.

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