UNDP Sustainable Energy
"Energy is central to sustainable development and poverty reduction efforts. It affects all aspects of development -- social, economic, and environmental -- including livelihoods, access to water, agricultural productivity, health, population levels, education, and gender-related issues. None of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) can be met without major improvement in the quality and quantity of energy services in developing countries. UNDP's efforts in energy for sustainable development support the achievement of the MDGs, especially MDG 1, reducing by half the proportion of people living in poverty by 2015. Through an integrated development approach, UNDP works to help create enabling policy frameworks, develop local capacity and provide knowledge-based advisory services for expanding access to energy services for the poor."
"In addition to project level interventions nationally in support of domestic development efforts, UNDP also has produced a wide range on programming tools and analysis on energy linked to renewable energy, including lessons learned from the project portfolio. This includes an examination of the impact of PV project in Africa in term of income generation outcomes, a primer on biomass energy technologies, an assessment of the linkage between energy and the MDGs and other studies used in global advocacy. These are all available on the UNDP website."