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Energizing Poverty Reduction: A Review of the Energy-Poverty Nexus in PRSPs

The report examines to what degree energy-poverty dynamics are reflected in the current policies and plans set forth in national poverty reduction strategies. It reveals a lack of energy targets and a low level of energy investments in the Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks of PRSPs, indicatingmore

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Energizing the MDGs: A Guide to Energy's Role in Reducing Poverty

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. more

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Energy Access in Developing Countries

Policies and national programmes must be drastically enhanced to tackle in any significant way energy poverty.  This cannot be done effectively without a clear understanding of the energy access situation in countries, including understanding regional and national trends, rural/urbanmore

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Energy Poverty: How to make modern energy access universal?

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 optionsmore

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Energy Services for the Millennium Development Goals

The report underscores the importance of energy services for the MDG agenda, stressing three types of services in particular: modern fuels for cooking and heating; electricity for public services; and motive power for productive uses in communities. The report offers practical recommendations formore

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Energy Services to achieve the MDGs and to alleviate poverty in the LAC region

This joint initiative of the ECLAC, UNDP, and the club de Madrid reaffirms the importance of energy access in poverty reduction of the most vulnerable groups and achieving the MDGs in the Latin America and the Caribbean. The report recommends strengthening governmental planning and processes tomore

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Energy and Gender for Sustainable Development: A Toolkit and Resource Guide

This toolkit and resource guide provides tools to help development practitioners ask the relevant questions needed to bring about better development and energy outcomes that are gender specific and that address the needs of women in particular. more

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Energy for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific Region

The report is a compilation of case studies and lessons from UNDP projects in the region. The publication highlights the role of energy in poverty reduction and advancing the achievement of the MDGs. Key lessons about participatory approaches, technology choices and policy options are summarized inmore

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Energy for Sustainable Development: A Policy Agenda

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. more

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Environmental Justice - Comparative Experiences in Legal Empowerment

This report outlines challenges and innovations arising around the world as communities and governments pursue an agenda of justice based on inclusive and sustainable use of natural resources and the environment. The paper highlights trends in strategies emerging across regions (Asia-Pacific, Arabmore

Fast Facts - Universal Energy Access

Universal access to modern energy services is achievable by 2030. There are no fundamental technical barriers, and proven and innovative solutions exist. The capital investment required for universal energy access represents only around 3 per cent of the total global energy investment. Governments must make universal energy access a top political priority. Practical, effective and large-scale actions are needed to invest in capacity development, mobilize public-private partnerships and massively scale up successful and innovative solutions to overcome extreme energy poverty.