Energy for All

Taking on the problem of energy poverty requires solutions from the top-down and the bottom-up—everything from global finance to village-level technologies. The Partnership aims to support energy access initiatives at all scales.

Asia and the Pacific region is home to the majority of the world’s energy poor, with an estimated 1.9 billion people still burning wood, charcoal or other low quality fuels for their light and heat and 700 million people without access to electricity.

The Energy for All Partnership was formed by the Asian Development Bank in 2008,to build platforms for cooperation, exchange, innovation, and project development for solutions to widespread energy poverty. We’ve brought together key stakeholders from business, finance, government, and NGOs for a singular purpose: to drive action towards a goal of providing energy access to 100 million people in Asia and the Pacific Region by 2015.

The Partnership is led by a Steering Committee composed of the partnership’s founding organizations:


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