With the support of the US State Department’s wPOWer program, Solar Sister partnered with MIT’s Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) to study last-mile customer preferences and evaluate the reach of Solar Sister’s women-centered distribution chain. MIT conducted over 600 interviews in Tanzania with both Solar Sister customers and non-customers. This report highlights the findings.
This study aims to increase international attention on the gender equality dimensions of energy access in the run-up to Rio+20 and contribute to the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative and its goal of ensuring universal access to modern energy services by 2030.
This report explores the linkages between energy access and women’s economic empowerment.
This study seeks to establish a foundation for considering gender in electricity generation, transmission, and distribution projects.
This paper explores the linkages between gender, energy, and poverty and the empirical evidence on these linkages— with an emphasis on electricity and cooking energy.
This study presents an overview of the situation within the EU with regard to the way energy poverty is experienced by women and men and explores through a gender lens existing EU legislation and policy to address energy poverty.
The data and stories presented here are intended to help illuminate the potential of solar lanterns to improve livelihoods in rural Tanzania and beyond.
First in a series of briefs, this provides an overview of the role of women in the formal energy sector. It presents evidence that women’s equal participation in the sector will result in measurable benefits, including increased returns on investments and stronger development outcomes. Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT) Thematic Energy Brief Series The […]
The main objective of this study is to contribute to the formulation of a gender-aware energy policy, which could help to overcome gender-inequality in national energy policy by developing and defining the main characteristics of gender-aware nation al energy policy and analyzing under which conditions such a policy can be realized.
This research captures data from 174 organizations, programs, and policy instruments that are already engaged in gender equality, social inclusion, and women’s empowerment at the intersection with sustainable energy and climate change.