Levers of Change: How Global Trends Impact Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Access to Sustainable Energy

Research report
Levers of Change

Achieving gender equality in energy access will be impacted, driven, or hampered by several upward trends: the decentralization of energy services, affordability of energy services, mobile payments, women’s entrepreneurship, urbanization, and humanitarian settings. This scoping report provides a scan of these trends from both a global perspective and in the context of five countries: Nigeria and Tanzania in Africa, Bangladesh and Myanmar in Asia, and Haiti in the Caribbean. Analyzing each of these trends in the national context will help policymakers propel energy access strategies from the perspective of how they would be best designed and deployed to reach both men and women.