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EnDev Reaches Record Number of People in a Single Year

EnDev proudly unveils its 2023 Progress Report, revealing significant advancements and unprecedented cost efficiency. In 2023, EnDev achieved a landmark by supporting modern energy solutions for 2.9 million people, setting a new record for the programme’s reach in a single year. This achievement underscores our steadfast commitment to enhancing access to climate-friendly energy and signifies substantial progress towards our 2025 targets.

In addition to reaching 2.9 million individuals in 2023, EnDev extended support to around 2,400 Social Institutions (SIs) and 13,000 Micro-, Small-, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in 2023 alone. Since its inception in 2005, EnDev has positively impacted more than 31.6 million people, 34,000 SIs, and 103,000 MSMEs. The programme’s interventions also resulted in the employment of around 33,000 individuals and an annual mitigation in emissions equivalent to 2.9 million tons of CO2e.

EnDev Programme Director, Alexander Haack, expressed his enthusiasm: “We have seen costs drop to as low as 12 euros per person connected, down from over 47 euros three years ago. This drop is positioning EnDev as the most cost-efficient multi-purpose energy access programme worldwide. We also reached a record-breaking 2.9 million people in 2023. These are unprecedented success-figures which are rooted in our partnership approach, our understanding of local markets and needs, and our continuous innovations that are scaled across the entire portfolio in 20 countries”.

The programme’s strategic emphasis on Higher-Tier Cooking (HTC) solutions promoted cleaner alternatives such as electric cooking (eCooking), complemented by comprehensive awareness campaigns and innovative financing mechanisms. This shift has impacted an additional 118,000 people who now have access to HTC solutions for meal preparation.

EnDev also strongly focused on Leave No One Behind (LNOB) initiatives, reaching 243,000 individuals living in vulnerable circumstances. In this context, EnDev’s Demand-Side Subsidy (DSS) Component made strides in its four pilot countries, promoting access to energy for low-income populations and collaborating with the World Bank and the End-User Subsidy Lab to scale-up successful approaches.

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