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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 […]

  • Dutch public and private actors join hands to tackle inhouse air pollution by promoting Clean Cooking Solutions. Together we strive for healthy living conditions, especially for women, and less environmental damage due to deforestation. This approach offers great opportunities for carbon market development and innovations geared towards the cleanest solutions.

  • This study aims to provide insights into the approaches and instruments adopted by the EU to promote access to energy, and their ability to reach the poor and remote areas and contribute to SDG 7. It looks at EU’s financial instruments to leverage private finance in view to promote universal access to energy.

  • 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 […]