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close this bookRural Energy and Development: Improving Energy Supply for Two Billion People (WB, 1996, 132 p.)
close this folderChapter seven - The role of the world bank group
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View the documentPolicies and operations since the 1970s
View the documentRural electrification
View the documentThe sustainable in a production and use of wood-fuels
View the documentRenewable energy
View the documentProject innovations and advisory services
View the documentThe way forward: a renewed commitment by the world bank group
View the documentBroadening the scope of energy sector reform
View the documentInvestments
View the documentOpportunities for partnerships

Policies and operations since the 1970s

The Bank's work on rural energy since the early 1970s has focused on three areas: (a) rural electrification: (b) the supply and use of biofuels; and (c! some pilot operations in renewable energy. Much of this support has been delivered through technical assistance for new types of projects and policies, much of it sponsored by the Joint World Bank/United Nations Development Programme Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP) its precursor, the Energy Assessment Programme: the Asia Alternative Energy Unit's (ASTAE's) program; and the Africa Review of Policies in the Traditional Energy Sector (RPTES). The annex provides a listing of projects table 7.1 provides some examples.

Table 7.1 Bank Projects and Programs That Have Increased Rural Energy Access