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  • In this briefing we present evidence and experiences from the Hivos’ and IIED’s Energy Change Lab with Productive Uses of Energy (PUE). It describes the actions needed to be taken by governments, donors and mini-grid developers to unleash the potential of PUE for universal energy access.

  • To speed up the uptake of decentralised renewable energy the Brooklyn Coalition is leading frontrunner solutions for achieving universal energy access. We are committed to ensure that social and economic development includes communities with the greatest energy needs and want to share our best practices from the field in this 2-pager.To speed up the uptake […]

  • How Energia and Hivos work with partners to effect global change by focusing on local, sustainable solutions. The projects in this booklet work every angle and across sectors to solve the issue of energy access. Ranging from off-grid “first mile” communities to government buildings in capital cities where energy legislation is passed, these projects empower […]

  • From its inception in 2012, the SEforAll initiative envisioned a multi-stakeholder approach to creating sustainable energy solutions. At the core of the initiative is diverse partnerships. Meaningful participation by civil society organizations and community-based organizations  is widely recognized as being essential. This survey examines the depth of this participation in a variety of countries.

  • What role will ordinary people play in energy systems of the future? IIED and Hivos asked leading energy thinkers for their views which we present in this paper.