Based on the idea that empowering women, including in the electricity sector, is smart economics, the Closing Gender Gaps Across Ethiopia’s Energy Sector is an initiative that transformed Ethiopia's gender equality indicators.
August 28 2018
Drawing on lessons learned from successful power pools, ESMAP is funding the development of strategies for World Bank engagement with each power pool (West Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa), outlining clear actions and milestones.
June 28 2018
The world is not on track to meet the global energy targets for 2030 set as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, but real progress is being made in certain areas according to a new report from five international agencies.
May 2 2018
A typical wood-burning cookstove emits 300-400 cigarettes’ worth of smoke an hour into the environment around the stove. Now, a new initiative is introducing 50,000 clean, energy-efficient cookstoves to replace charcoal and wood-burning…
April 25 2018
While access to grid electricity has expanded in Cambodia to 71.5 percent, reliability of electricity supply can be improved, as nearly two-thirds of households with access face frequent power shortages, says a new World Bank report.
March 22 2018
Electricity reaches less than one-quarter of Haiti’s population, stalling economic and social development. Renewable energy sources such as solar, hydropower, wind, and biomass have enormous potential to bridge the energy access gap.
March 21 2018