Energizing Finance 2020
The latest version of Energizing Finance includes two reports:
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of commitments flowing to the two key areas of energy access: electrification and clean cooking. This fourth edition of the report tracks finance for electricity and clean cooking committed in 2018 to 20 Sub-Saharan African and Asian countries - known as the high-impact countries (HICs) - that together are home to more than 80 percent of people globally without energy access.
In addition to capturing finance commitments for energy access, this report provides deep-dive analyses of Rwanda and Bangladesh and proposes a framework to improve the accuracy and consistency of reporting finance for projects with gender equality objectives.
International climate and development finance can help reduce energy finance deficits for both electricity and clean cooking, but what happens if the funds are pledged but never disbursed? This report identifies the gaps between commitments and disbursements of development finance for energy, as tracked in the OECD Creditor Reporting System (CRS) database.
To understand disbursement delays better, this study looked at evaluation reports and databases, and conducted interviews and surveys as part of deep-dives in five countries (India, Madagascar, Myanmar, Nigeria and Rwanda).
The recently launched knowledge brief Changes in Energy Sector Financing during COVID-19: Lessons from the Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone is part of this research series. It provides an analysis of international finance commitments and disbursements to Sierra Leone - one of the countries worst affected by the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak.