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Integrating Energy Access and Employment Creation to Accelerate Progress on the Millennium Development Goals in Sub-Saharan Africa

This report demonstrates through case studies from Burkina Faso, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, South Africa and South Sudan that complementary policies and programmes can greatly improve the beneficial impact of energy access on unemployment, economic growth, and progress towards the MDGs.

The report identifies barriers and drivers of scaling up energy access, particularly via decentralized and renewable energy options; and it provides guidance on how to maximize the contribution of energy services to employment generation, and through that, to the MDGs.