E-BulletinESMAP Monthly E-Bulletin February 2013 Issue
Integrating Externalities into Electricity Supply Decisions | META Catches On
Price volatility, increasing demand, climate pressures, and a growing range of choices have made deciding on electricity supply options a very complex exercise for policymakers. The Model for Electricity Technology Assessment (META), developed by ESMAP, is intended to help negotiate this difficult terrain. META provides a comparative assessment of levelized costs for a range of electricity supply options, including renewable energy. One of the most prominent features of the model is that it…
Report | Extending Access to Energy in Rwanda
In recent years, different approaches to providing aid have emerged. The sector-wide approach (SWAp) is a country-led, results-focused framework that brings together development partners and other stakeholders to coordinate aid within a sector. A just-published ESMAP report provides a number of key lessons realized from the Rwanda Energy SWAp for development partners and governments considering using such an approach. Overall, the experience in Rwanda shows that SWAps in the energy sector can…
ESMAP Featured in World Bank Trust Fund Annual Report
ESMAP was highlighted in the World Bank’s recently published 2012 Trust Fund Annual Report as an example of a trust fund that had “fostered innovation in development.” It noted that ESMAP’s approaches to efficient and sustainable energy development has been scaled up in recent years through US$ 14 billion in World Bank Group lending. Use the link below to download the report; information about ESMAP can be found on page 17.