Powering the Poor: Projects to Increase Access to Clean Energy for All

Publication | June 2009

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is committed to helping achieve access to energy for all people in the region. The stories in this publication - told through villagers and those helping them on the ground - portray resourceful ways of giving poor and remote communities access to clean and renewable energy. The case studies look at different types of energy projects - solar, micro hydro and biogas - as well as innovative approaches in implementing and financing projects.


  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Women Become "Solar Warriors"
  • Micro Hydro Lights Up a Village
  • Pumping Life into Land
  • Boosting Biogas
  • Agents for Change
  • Credit to Connect

Additional Details

  • Energy
  • Access to energy
  • Clean energy
  • Poverty
  • Bhutan
  • India
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka
  • Viet Nam
  • ARM090124

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