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Accelerating Access to Energy: Lessons Learned from Efforts to Build Inclusive Energy Markets in Developing Countries

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This report describes how efficient markets, served by successful private enterprises, can contribute significantly to expanding energy access and result in longer-lasting solutions. While inadequate and unreliable electricity undermines investment and remains a major impediment to economic growth, roughly $50 trillion in investment will be required over the next two decades to meet the world's energy needs, as estimated by the International Energy Agency.