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Gender in the Transition to Sustainable Energy for All

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From Evidence to Inclusive Policies 

Synthesis report of the evidence generated by the ENERGIA Gender and Energy Research Programme

This five-year research project (2014-2019) was implemented by ENERGIA, the International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy, as part of its contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It was funded by the UK government's Department for International Development, under its Sustainable Energy, Access and Gender programme. The purpose of the research was to provide robust evidence and analysis of the interactions between energy, access and gender. In all, nine teams carried out research in 12 countries, with 29 partners, 21 of which were from the Global South. This report is a synthesis of the results.
The research programme focused on five thematic areas, selected through a literature review of current research and needs:

  • electrification
  • productive uses of energy
  • energy sector reform
  • the role of the private sector in scaling up energy access
  • energy and related sector policy dynamics

We hope that this synthesis will assist decision-makers in the public, private, and voluntary sectors to combat the widespread inequities that exist in the use of modern energy services by men and women.

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