Featured publications

  • Jan 14, 2010

    This expert report highlights the need to bridge the divide between climate change and poverty reduction through innovative energy technologies and to bring about transformational impacts to address these dual challenges. The report argues that providing financing for innovative ideas, low-cost, low-emission, and pro-poor technologies are effective measures to harness their potential.

  • Jul 1, 2003

    LP Gas Rural Energy Challenge is a public-private partnership initiative between UNDP and the World LP Gas Association. The brochure provides a brief overview of the initiative's objectives, partnership approach, and in-country operations.

  • 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...

  • Dec 1, 2000

    The publication highlights the social, economic, environmental and security issues linked to energy. It analyzes how energy can serve as an instrument to reach the goal of sustainable human development. It concludes that the adoption of policies that encourage the delivery of energy services in cleaner and more efficient ways is a prerequisite to address development problems.

  • Jul 1, 2005

    The UN-Energy paper focuses on the importance of energy for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It was drafted collectively by the United Nations (UN) agencies, programmes and organizations working in the area of energy, reflecting their insights and expertise.

  • Jan 18, 2012

    Between 2009 and 2011, the UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre led a collaborative review of 17 energy access programmes and projects implemented by governments, development agencies and the private sector in Asia-Pacific.

  • Oct 28, 2005

    The publication is the third issue of UNDP/GEF 'Lessons for the Future' series and it focuses on the evolution of the barrier removal model for service delivery, emerging trends in project financing and management issues relevant to heating projects. The analysis refers primarily to the 20 heating projects in the UNDP-GEF portfolio and pipeline.

  • 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.

  • Aug 1, 2003

    The brochure details the benefits of LPG gas in rural development. It explores the aspects of rural access, cooking use, productive services, food preparation and processing, community services and the powering of the local economy.

  • Aug 1, 2012

    This presentation can be used for outreach and advocacy activities on Sustainable Energy for All.

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