Energizing Finance

 

Pioneering “Energizing Finance” research tracks and analyzes finance flows on energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia

At the 72nd UN General Assembly, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and partners launched new research that, for the first time, tracks and analyzes finance flows for electricity and clean cooking access in 20 countries across Africa and Asia with significant access gaps.

The new Energizing Finance report series reveals that current flow of finance for energy access and clean cooking will not achieve global goals for delivering universal access by 2030. Yet the data also shows that by scaling and refining finance strategies, we can reach more people, more affordably, with sustainable energy.

The reports – produced in partnership with the World Bank Group, the African Development Bank, Climate Policy Initiative, E3 Analytics and Practical Action Consulting – looks at: the amount and type of international and domestic finance flowing to these countries for energy access, including a deep dive into the domestic finance flowing in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Kenya; how effectively and quickly that finance is being disbursed for projects; and the finance needs and challenges of solar enterprise and other renewable energy businesses operating in these countries.

The series of reports are brought together by an overarching policy paper authored by SEforALL. “Energizing Finance: Scaling and Refining Finance in Countries with Large Energy Access Gaps,” offers key insights and recommendations to support governments and development finance institutions boost finance levels – and use it more effectively.

Download the “Energizing Finance: Scaling and Refining Finance in Countries with Large Energy Access Gaps” full report here.

Read the press release here.

Energizing Finance: Scaling and Refining Finance in Countries with Large Energy Access Gaps

By Sustainable Energy for All

The series overarching policy paper from SEforALL offers key insights and recommendations to help governments and development finance institutions boost finance levels to help achieve universal energy access for all by 2030.

Download the full report here

Missing the Mark: Gaps and Lags in Disbursement of Development Finance for Energy Access

By Sustainable Energy for All and African Development Bank

This report looks at how gaps and lags in disbursement and absorption of development finance commitments on energy access in key in key Sub-Saharan Africa and Asian countries.

Download the full report here

Understanding the Landscape: Tracking Finance for Electricity and Clean Cooking Access in High-Impact Countries

By Sustainable Energy for All, Climate Policy Initiative and the World Bank

The ‘Understanding the Landscape’ report tracks and analyzes development finance flows on electricity and clean cooking access in key countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, which have significant energy access gaps.

Download the executive summary here

Download the full report here

Taking the Pulse: Understanding Energy Access Market Needs in Five High-Impact Countries

By Sustainable Energy for All, Practical Action Consulting and E3 Analytics

Financing, policy and operating needs of enterprises delivering energy access will be critical to achieve SDG7. This report looks at five key countries – Bangladesh, Myanmar, Kenya, Ethiopia and Nigeria – and provides insights on actions needed to scale up decentralized renewable electricity and clean cooking solutions.

Download the executive summary here

Download the full report here