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  • The Atlantic has published an insightful report which shows that “energy access programs are an underexplored lever for women’s economic empowerment”. The report by Kathleen O’Dell, Sophia Peters and Kate Wharton from Deloitte addresses questions including: “Under what context does gender equality rise with access to electricity; what are the channels through which this change occurs; […]

  • In its recent publication “Fostering Women’s Entrepreneurship in ASEAN: Transforming Prospects, Transforming Societies” the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) proposes critical actions that can be taken by ASEAN Governments to address the particular constraints facing women entrepreneurs. Those action are foreseen to be taken in conjunction with other key […]

  • The Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) has published the results of its in-depth gender study which sought to understand the role of women and girls in renewable and energy-efficiency projects of the EEP portfolio. The aim of the report is to share lessons learned from gender-related activities within the projects, and to provide recommendations to project developers […]

  • The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) has just released the evaluation synthesis “What works for gender equality and women’s empowerment – a review of practices and results”. The report intends to support learning on what practices work for gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) and under what conditions in the context of rural […]

  • The 2016 edition of the Poor People’s Energy Outlook (PPEO) is now available to read and download online. Click here to view the report. The PPEO 2016 is the fifth in the PPEO series and first in a keenly-awaited new suite of three, which builds on the Total Energy Access Framework that we have developed […]

  • Globally, 1.3 billion people lack access to energy and 2.6 billion people rely on unhealthy biomass for cooking and heating. Hivos and ENERGIA work towards access to clean and sustainable energy for all. In Guatemala, women like Matilia Cedillo transformed their lives and those of the people around them with solar power. Thanks to training, Rovina […]

  • An IISD Briefing note Key messages: Subsidy reform will likely reduce household expenditure on women’s needs and reduce women’s access to modern energy sources, affecting their economic opportunities and respiratory health. Reform can have positive effects if it leads to improved energy supply systems (increasing energy access), but this is likely to take place over the […]

  • As part of the ADB funded project Improving Gender-Inclusive Access to Clean and Renewable Energy project, ENERGIA conducted a gender review of energy policies and programmes in Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka, as well as a region-wide review. The reviews show that in recent years, gains have been made in the region, especially in terms of electrification. The […]

  • As part of the ADB funded project Improving Gender-Inclusive Access to Clean and Renewable Energy project, ENERGIA conducted a gender review of energy policies and programmes in Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka, as well as a region-wide review. The reviews show that in recent years, gains have been made in the region, especially in terms of electrification. The […]

  • As part of the ADB funded project Improving Gender-Inclusive Access to Clean and Renewable Energy project, ENERGIA conducted a gender review of energy policies and programmes in Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka, as well as a region-wide review. The reviews show that in recent years, gains have been made in the region, especially in terms of electrification. The […]

  • As part of the ADB funded project Improving Gender-Inclusive Access to Clean and Renewable Energy project, ENERGIA conducted a gender review of energy policies and programmes in Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka, as well as a region-wide review. The reviews show that in recent years, gains have been made in the region, especially in terms of electrification. The […]

  • If you are working in the energy and development community, you will be familiar with the argument: ‘energy provision is not a goal in itself, but the benefits of energy services are’. With the inclusion of energy in the Sustainable Development Goals and the rising recognition of the need to understand gendered differences, the attention […]