Empowering the Poor through Increasing Access to Energy

Date: March 2010
Document Type: Technical Assistance Reports
Project Number: 43385-022

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From 1990 to 2009, ADB provided over $25.8 billion in assistance for energy projects, extending electricity and modern fuels to hundreds of millions of people in Asia and the Pacific. Most of this support went to large power generation and grid extension projects, however, the energy needs of many of the urban and rural poor remain unmet.