EnDev combines flexibility with a bottom-up approach in its country projects to contribute to achieving universal energy access. Governments, private sector partners and civil society have direct contact with EnDev country teams to tailor the right approach and taking the country-specific situations into account.
EnDev’s support takes the form of an integrated set of support tools targeted at transforming markets for energy access:
- Supporting the supply side to deliver high quality products and services – even in remote rural areas
- Creating demand for modern energy services ranging from raising awareness to financial schemes to support uptake
- Improving the enabling environment for energy access, including regulations to support a resilient business sector and markets for modern energy
With its projects, EnDev is directly supporting several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which the United Nations General Assembly has set in 2015 to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030. EnDev is targeting these goals in three main impact areas:
Ensuring that no one is left behind, EnDev enhances access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy (SDG 7). Thereby, it helps reduce poverty (SDG 1), improves people’s health and well-being (SDG 3), enables a better quality in education (SDG 4) and promotes gender equality (SDG 5).
By providing private households, social institutions and small as well as medium-sized businesses with modern energy, EnDev helps creating job opportunities, especially in rural areas, and contributes to economic development broadly (SDG 8).
EnDev promotes the transition towards clean and renewable energies. Supporting efforts to combat climate change is at the core of EnDev’s work and in line with SDG 13 and the Paris Agreement. Sustainable and modern energy access is key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Monitoring & Evaluation
EnDev’s achievements speak for themselves. More than 25 million people now benefit, across social and economic dimensions, from access to modern energy. However, reported achievements require an equally powerful system for monitoring. A robust and reliable system for monitoring and evaluation delivers high quality data on energy access to individuals, institutions and enterprises, supported by macro-level data on markets, public health and climate mitigation. Reporting of results follows diligent and transparent monitoring methodologies, avoiding duplication.
But the numbers don’t stop there. Impact and sustainability studies provide information that link energy access, poverty alleviation, economic and social development, gender and the needs of vulnerable groups like refugees and displaced persons. Reports, strategies and further information about EnDev’s achievements can be found here.
EnDev’s state-of-the-art monitoring approach includes a comprehensive verification and validation system. Solid verification and validation of EnDev’s monitoring and reporting procedures safeguards reliability and traceability of reported outcomes and increases transparency and accountability.