Based on the idea that empowering women, including in the electricity sector, is smart economics, the Closing Gender Gaps Across Ethiopia’s Energy Sector is an initiative that transformed Ethiopia's gender equality indicators.
August 28 2018
Ethiopia is on its way to transition to a middle-income country. Access to adequate and reliable electricity will play a crucial role in its journey.
March 21 2018
ESMAP's support to the 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