ESMAP’s Power to the Poor program helped provide interest-free loans to female-headed households, enabling 83,000 of them to get an electricity connection.
November 7 2017
ESMAP helped men and women in Vietnamese communities living around the Trung Son Hydropower project to gain equal access to benefits such as resettlement compensation and training. Women have also strengthened their participation in…
August 29 2017
The Challenge and Approach Imagine waking up at 4 AM to prepare meals for your family on a biomass stove. For 3 to 4 hours, your home is filled with toxic smoke that burns your eyes. You also might need to collect firewood, which adds…
July 13 2017
About 84 percent of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) population has no access to electricity, among the lowest in Sub-Saharan Africa. The few households and businesses with an electricity connection receive unreliable service. A…
June 12 2017
As a key partner of Indonesiaâs Clean Stove Initiative, the World Bank is helping the government design a strategy to achieve universal access to clean cooking by 2030. ESMAP support is helping to design and pilot an innovative approach…
September 2 2016
In Tanzania, the World Bank worked with the Rural Energy Agency to conduct an internal assessment of organizational structure and policies, to help ensure that women were getting equal access to energy services and programs.
August 5 2014