Other. Rural electrification  N/A



Strategic study on Energy for Sub-Saharian countries sustainable development, with ACP-EU negotiations perspective

Country : Sub-Saharans African countries
Client : European Union .
Start Date : 1998
Completion Date : 1998
Value of services : N/C
Funder : European Union. UNDP (United Nations Development Programm)
Associate/Partner : SEI
Description :
The broad challenge of energy and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa is well recognized. The vast majority of Africans lack access to electricity and depend on traditional biomass fuels for lack of better alternatives. Modern energy would transform their living standards and is an essential condition for industrial, urban and rural development.
The UNDP/EU initiative on Sustainable Energy for Development in Sub-Saharan African Countries should help to promote alternative visions and realize the enormous opportunities that sustainable energy development could yield.
This project aimed at providing the UNDP and EU, as well as the African energy community, with a state-of-the-art review – identifying the principal lessons learned, best practices, and new opportunities across the subcontinent – that will contribute to a new strategic vision for energy policy and investment, and reshape development co-operation for the needs and realities of the 21st century.
Description of the Actual Services Provided The document produced gave a set of general policy options and directions for Sub-Saharan Africa that donors and governments can use to inform and guide the design and implementation of policies, programs and projects.