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The three-prong crisis — the Covid-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and climate change impacts—created, in the short term, new obstacles to countries’ access to energy and decarbonization. These same developments, however, also highlighted the importance of not only staying the course toward affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, but significantly hastening the pace.
In this 2022 Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) Annual Report, we highlight the human impact of ESMAP’s work and the ways we responded to the polycrisis by seeking, supporting, and disseminating energy solutions that cater to the needs of those most impacted. To the new questions raised by the crises, and particularly the war in Ukraine, we sought to provide new answers: for example, how to alleviate the impact on the poor of massive surges in fuel prices; or how to tackle the consequences of high energy prices on other sectors, like agriculture.
Through ESMAP’s 29 windows, we worked hard to bring to life and move forward initiatives that target the most remote and the most vulnerable populations. These initiatives include projects to accelerate the deployment of solar off-grid and mini grids solutions, programs to electrify with renewables essential public buildings like health centers and schools, and partnerships to bring power to displaced populations.
Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) Annual Report 2022 (English). ESMAP Annual Report Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/099527103232312393/IDU0c925ef3c03365044e409f360349439d89e42