Inclusive finance for universal energy access
13 November 2019
Equitable energy driving climate-resilient communities
February 2019 – August 2019
Publication, 06 October 2022
Publication, 29 January 2021
Publication, 08 November 2020
Publication, 01 September 2020
Global energy systems remain hugely unequal – many communities in low-income and fragile economies cannot access affordable, reliable energy. Energy, especially decentralised renewable energy, is a key under-explored enabler for lives and livelihoods, and across sectors, including health, water and education. For everyone to benefit, there must be a shift from the current ‘top-down’ centralised system to a more decentralised energy sector, more responsive to users’ needs.
IIED’s equitable energy team investigates issues affecting energy uptake and impact, including cross-sectoral planning for energy services that target poor and vulnerable communities, inclusive finance models, and productive uses of energy and livelihood development. We convene and work closely with stakeholders from grassroots to governments, businesses and civil society organisations across Africa, Asia and Latin America to build mutual understanding and change mindsets.
Find out more about IIED's Shaping Sustainable Markets research group.