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close this bookSustainable Energy Strategies - Materials for Decision-makers (SEED - UNDP, 2000, 208 p.)
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Building capacity in sustainable energy at the country level

UNDP has a long history of intervention to support energy for development at the country level. Since 1965, UNDP had implemented more than 1,000 energy projects worldwide. Through this experience, UNDP has gained valuable insight into the importance of the supportive conditions necessary to make renewable energy technologies socially and economically viable. Nevertheless, the impact of UNDP’s activities during this period has been hard to measure due to lack of an overall strategic approach to energy. This has changed with the adoption by the Executive Committee of UNDP of UNISE as a corporate policy with regard to energy and development, in order to support UNDP country offices in incorporating an energy and development approach into country-level activities.