The objective of the report is to shed light on the development impacts of solar-powered electricity services in
A geospatially mapped least-cost electrification plan is an effective and practical tool to underpin a high-level national rollout strategy to anchor a bankable financing plan, aimed at achieving universal electricity access in a systematic and comprehensive manner, by integrating technology choi
The FY12 annual report celebrates a new ASTAE business plan for fiscal 2012–15. The plan marks ASTAE’s first multidonor trust fund and welcomes the increased participation of colleagues from the South Asia Region. With its strong operational focus on delivering results on the ground, ASTAE is well positioned to turn challenges into opportunities for sustainable development and inclusive, low-carbon, green growth.
Nearly half of the world’s people still rely on solid fuels for cooking and heating, using traditional technologies and practices. The World Bank is fully committed to meeting this objective, which is central to its mission of poverty reduction and improving people’s quality of life.
December 2012 [pdf]. The Renewable Energy and Rural Electricity Access Project (REAP) helped the Government of Mongolia (GoM) successfully complete its ambitious, National 100,000 Solar Ger Electrification Program. The Program provided a vast, dispersed community of over half a million nomadic herders with access to modern forms of electricity through portable solar home systems (SHS). The REAP was funded by the World Bank including grants from the International Development Association (IDA), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Government of the Netherlands.
April 2012 [pdf]. Annual Status Report 19. Fiscal Year 2011, covering the period July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011. In fiscal 2011, ASTAE focused on completing the activities under the FY2007–11 business plan and on preparing the FY2012–15 business plan. This transition period coincided with new and reemerging trends and interests, such as green growth, energy access, regional and cross-sectoral cooperation, and the increasing demand for ASTAE’s support in South Asia. ASTAE is well positioned to accommodate these trends and interests in its new business plan.
January 2012 [pdf]. This report presents the remarkable success story of the rapid deployment of a national electrification program by Lao People's Democratic Republic, integrated within a broader strategy of national and rural development.
2011 [pdf]. This flagship report of the East Asia and the Pacific Region outlines an ambitious program to eradicate energy poverty in the Region by 2030. Over 1 billion people in the EAP Region still lack the most basic access to electricity and modern cooking solutions and with every second household in the Region depending on solid fuels for cooking, indoor air pollution is a major health risk factor, particularly for women and children. This report urges the governments of EAP countries to work simultaneously on two paths: (1) to achieve universal electricity access and (2) to increase access to clean cooking fuels.
This User Manual has been developed as part of an effort to prepare a toolkit for the evaluation and reduction of GHG emissions in the road construction industry. This is an abridged version of the User Manual.
In expectation of population and automobile growth trends, the East Asia Sustainable Development Unit was tasked with conducting a timely study for the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions due to road construction and rehabilitation in East Asia.