Energising Development (EnDev) is an international flagship programme for providing energy access. Because to date, 733 million people worldwide live without electricity and about 2.4 billion people lack access to clean cooking solutions. This has a dramatic impact on social development, economic opportunities, health, education and the environment. Thus, EnDev’s involvement focuses on providing access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy as a means to deliver social, economic, and environmental change.
During the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, the Dutch Government announced to provide access to sanitation and clean drinking water for 50 million people, and to modern energy services to 10 million poor people in developing countries by 2015. In order to accomplish the energy goal, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS) joined forces with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The partnership called EnDev began in 2005 with the initial purpose to provide sustainable energy access to 3 million people in its first three years. Today, EnDev is a well-established programme, having reached over 25 million people.Learn more about EnDev’s Key Achievements
Achieving universal access to energy requires profitable business models. EnDev supports national governments to create an environment that enables supply and demand of sustainable energy – to the last mile. EnDev tackles energy poverty with a market-based approach putting the focus on consumers’ needs.
Dedicated donors, partners, and practitioners in the field of modern energy access work together in this global partnership. Through EnDev, they are united to support social and economic development in more than 20 countries around the globe.
The driving force behind EnDev is the partnership of Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland: donors who are committed to accelerating energy access. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) coordinate the programme.
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Results are monitored and reported rigorously. By end of 2021, EnDev supported 25.8 million people to gain access to electricity or improved cooking technologies. EnDev also reached 30,900 social institutions, 81,700 micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, 31,900 people have additional employment. Through EnDev interventions, greenhouse gas emissions were reduced by more than 2.55 million tonnes per year.
Behind the reports of EnDev’s successes, these impacts take the shape of personal stories.
Reaching universal access needs to build on sharing lessons learnt. EnDev is committed to share its experience and outcomes. Through its learning and innovation agenda, EnDev supports and brings together implementers such as AVSI, CLASP, GIZ, HIVOS, Practical Action and SNV in the collection, analysis, and sharing of findings and experiences of the implementation of energy access activities, thus benefitting the wider energy access community.Go to download area