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Energy, poverty and gender in Indonesia: rural electrification from social analysis  to reform of the energy sector Energy, poverty and gender in Indonesia: rural electrification from social analysis to reform of the energy sector

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Date modified: 03/28/2014
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Energy, poverty, and gender evaluations were i) conducted in Indonesia j)and Sri Lanka from 
September 2000 to September 2001. Team experience and a literature review of past and 
present rural electrification issues in industrial and developing countries are incorporated. 
The field investigations were conducted in two phases: a qualitative phase with 
participatory surveys and interviews, and a quantitative phase with structured surveys 
among 3,600 households and firms engaged in small-scale productive activities (1,800 in 
each country). Unelectrified, and long-time or more recently electrified rural 
communities were included in the sample. 
This report focuses on two determinant aspects of electrification with regard to 
poverty and gender: (a) the benefits realized by rural households and by communities as a 
whole, with special emphasis on the poor and women, and (b) the conditions of access to 
electrification for all, including the poorest of society. This report also makes 
recommendations for a more poor-friendly electrification process, and for a more 
comprehensive evaluation of quantified benefits.
 
This work, based on field studies c) in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, intends to reflect the voices d) of rural populations about the power sector and the electrification process.

Gender at Work A Companion to the World Development Report on Jobs Gender at Work A Companion to the World Development Report on Jobs

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Date added: 03/09/2014
Date modified: 03/09/2014
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(C)The World Bank

Empowering women and girls is vital in order to achieve our twin goals: ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared pros- perity.  Gender at Work looks closely at existing constraints as well as policies and practices that show promise in closing the gaps. A companion to the 2013 World Development Report on jobs, the report advocates investing more in women’s capabilities and elim- inating structural barriers such as laws that bar women from own- ing property, accessing financing, or working without permission from a male relative.

Public and private policies and actions can promote equality over a lifetime. This includes education and training during youth and creating opportunities for women to participate in paid work during their economically productive years. It extends to imple- menting equitable old-age labor regulations combined with ap- propriate social protection later in life. 

Assessing the Role of Microfinance in Fostering Adaptation to Climate Change Assessing the Role of Microfinance in Fostering Adaptation to Climate Change

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Date added: 02/09/2014
Date modified: 02/09/2014
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Copyright OECD 2010 

This identifies areas of opportunity where microfinance could be harnessed to play a greater role in fostering adaptation, as well as its limitations in this context. It also explores the linkage between the top-down macro-financing for adaptation through international financial mechanisms and the bottom- up activities that can be implemented through microfinance. 

Strengthening access to finance for women Strengthening access to finance for women

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Date added: 02/03/2014
Date modified: 02/03/2014
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(c) International Finance Corporation 2011 
 
The aim of this report is to provide evidence and recommendations on expanding the ability of women entrepreneurs to pursue economic opportu- nities, invest additional capital, hire more employ- ees, and grow their businesses.
Women entrepreneurs make significant contribu- tions to their economies. Because financing is an important means by which to pursue growth opportunities, addressing women entrepreneurs’ specific needs in accessing finance must be part of the development agenda.
 

GVEP Loan Guarantee Fund and Best Practices GVEP Loan Guarantee Fund and Best Practices

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Date added: 02/03/2014
Date modified: 02/03/2014
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(c) GVEP

Energy is critical to developmen, as it plays a key role in meeting basic needs such as food, running water, heat, light, and transport. Without energy, important services such as healthcare, education and communication flounder. Unless substancial progress on energy access is made, the UN Millennium Development Goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2015 will be missed.

In this context, GVEP has worked in Africa and the Caribbean to increase access to modern energy and to improve the quality of lives for millions of people. GVEPs approach to increasing access to modern energy has been to facilitate the development of markets and entrepreneurs for energy products, including more energy efficiency cook stoves, solar products and charcoal briquettes.

GVEP sought tho develop partnerships to allow for linage of entrepreneurs to financial service providers. It was in this context that GVEP developed the Loan Guarantee Fund: to provide a guarantee to financial institutions for loans they make for energy products and to busienesses  that GVEP is supporting.