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Enabling Effective Responses to HIV in Pacific Island Countries: Drafting Instructions for Human rights-based Legislative Reform

This report aims to promote an enabling legal environment for the response to HIV. It presents options for human rights-based legislation for the prevention and management of HIV, for protecting those already infected and those particularly affected by or vulnerable to HIV, and for ensuring thatmore

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Energy Access Case Study 01 – Power to the People: Solar Energy for a Better Quality of Life, Social Equity and Socio-Economic Growth in the Philippines

This case study documents a government-led energy project in the Philippines that has adopted an innovative delivery mechanism. Aiming to expand electrification in rural and remote areas, Project ACCESS seeks to complement limited government resources with private investment. In line with amore

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Energy Access Case Study 02 – All in One Pot: Improved Cookstoves for Better Health and Environment

This case study documents a ‘good practice’ – the efficacy of large-scale manufacturing and worldwide distribution of fuel-efficient, low-emission and low-cost stoves. In collaboration with USA based designer Aprovecho Research Center, China-based Shengzhou Stove Manufacturer was able, in its firstmore

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Energy Access Case Study 03 – Micro-Credit for Energy Services: Transforming Basic Needs of Poor Households into Effective Market Demand

This case study documents a microfinancing scheme in the Philippines which makes renewable energy technologies accessible to poor households. BEST-OF-PREN provides loans to microfinancing intermediaries that work in poor provinces where a low percentage of households have access to electricity. Tomore

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Energy Access Case Study 04 – Making Energy Markets Work for the Poor: Large-Scale Dissemination of Biogas Plants in Nepal

This case study documents a successful practice of encouraging private sector participation in the construction of more than 200,000 biogas plants in Nepal. Additional subsidies and microfinance loans for the poor improve the affordability of the technology, leading to its large-scale disseminationmore

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Energy Access Case Study 05 – One Digester Plus Three Renovations: Biogas Plants for Rural China

This case study documents a national biogas project in China which, between 2001 and 2010, provided around 32 million biogas plants for 110 million people. The project is a successful example of large-scale energy expansion through joint government action at all levels, working closely with themore

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Energy Access Case Study 06 – Going Renewable: China’s Success Story in Capacity Development

This case study documents the Capacity Building for the Rapid Commercialization of Renewable Energy project (CRE) in China. The CRE has promoted widespread adoption of renewable energy technologies by strengthening the capacities of public and private organizations, facilitating and supporting newmore

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Energy Access Case Study 07 – The Pacific Response: Electrifying Isolated Islands

This case study documents the Fijian Government’s achievements in expanding access to electricity in rural areas over the 1986-2009 period. It identifies key government institutions in rural electrification, assesses the objectives and implementation of the 1993 Rural Electrification Policy, andmore

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Energy Access Case Study 08 – Turning Tradition to New Ends: Improving Water Mills in Nepal

This case study documents the experience of the Improved Water Mill programme in Nepal, which promotes a simple and versatile technology that uses available water resources to produce 3-4 kW of mechanical and electrical power to meet rural energy needs. The study shows that expanding energymore

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Energy Access Case Study 09 – Women’s Power: Energy Services for Rural Women in India

This case study documents the experiences of Jagriti, a community-based organization operating in the hilly areas of India that implements its programme through women’s savings and credit groups. Jagriti has been disseminating a number of energy-saving devices that have improved the lives of poormore