The report focuses on urban female artisan home-based workers, and how cooperatives expand their economic opportunities in terms of access to finance, connection to social services, and access to markets.
Building markets for solar lighting, particularly among a widely distributed, low-income customer base, requires technical and business-model innovation. IFC’s Lighting Asia/India program accomplished both by partnering with solar distributors in India, such as Frontier Markets, to develop a network of women entrepreneurs known as Solar Sahelis. This network helped to overcome the cost and awareness […]
This report examines the evolution of the most critical emerging risks to the energy sector – extreme weather events, energy-water-food nexus and cyber threats – and identifies measures to respond through improved financing conditions for investments for energy infrastructure, including financial risk management. It also identifies seven recommendations, which aim at improving the financing of […]