Empowering Lives, Building Resilience12 Dec 2013
This publication features success stories from countries where UNDP support has resulted in transformative changes, including by fostering the growth of institutional and human capacities.
To qualify as a transformational success, a story needed to demonstrate tangible and sustainable achievements, substantiated by data and personal testimonies. Since these depend on significant changes in institutions, attitudes and behaviours, which require long-term efforts, each story chronicles a development intervention that generally spans a 5-to-10-year period.
The third volume of Empowering Lives, Building Resilience, compiles sustainable energy success stories from UNDP’s work, demonstrating the transformational change in the lives of people and societies. The stories explain how UNDP uses grant resources to catalyse larger flows of public and private financing, scaling up investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy. They also document the far-reaching positive impact of sustainable energy on economic development, poverty reduction, health, education and the environment.