November 20, 2017
The Government of Indonesia is considering reform of its consumer subsidies for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) due to its rising fiscal cost: IDR 25 trillion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2016: around half of its total energy subsidy expenditure.
Blog: Talking Gender and Energy Sector Reform at the Vienna Energy Forum
May 31, 2017 |
IISD’s Global Subsidies Initiative presented at a side event on May 9 to the Vienna Energy Forum organized by ENERGIA, the International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.
Blog: A Solar Journey: Reaching the remotest villages
March 16, 2017 |
The absence of a road initiated a journey to a remote village located in a forest in Odisha, India. The village, Sarda Gram Panchayat, is actually a cluster of five villages and is located in a dense forest near the Sambalpur District of Odisha. The remoteness of the villages has severed ties to development work—energy access, education, health facilities and other services all have hit a roadblock.
Media Coverage: Subsidy Reform: Expanding Opportunities for Women’s Welfare Gains, By Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri
October 23, 2016 | Premium Times |
There is a significant and growing body of research regarding the impact and benefit of energy subsidies and reform with regards to the poor, but there is very little information or research regarding the impact and implications of energy sector reforms on gender.
News: Redirection of Fossil Fuel Subsidies Towards Women Holds Huge Opportunity for Sustainable Development
October 11, 2016 |
A new report from IISD's Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI), entitled Gender and Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform, suggests that the reform of fossil fuel subsidies should focus assistance towards women in poverty.
Reports: Gender and Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: Current status of research
September 27, 2016
This report explores current knowledge on energy subsidy reforms and gender through a review of existing literature. First, it sets out the global context of energy subsidies, energy access and gender empowerment. It then reviews literature on gender, energy access, fossil fuel subsidies and mitigation measures related to subsidy reform, such as cash transfers. Finally, it provides an overview of these issues across three focus countries: Bangladesh, India and Nigeria, as well as case studies on Peru, Mexico and Morocco.
Policy Briefs: Making Subsidy Reform Work for Women in Nigeria
May 12, 2016 |
It is well understood that increasing fuel product prices can be a shock for low-income households, requiring careful mitigation strategies to ensure that subsidy reform does not harm the most vulnerable.
Reports: Providing Clean Cooking Fuel in India: Challenges and solutions
India has the world’s largest concentration of population using biomass with inefficient stoves—about 840 million people in India rely fully or partially on traditional biomass for cooking. This report explores the issues and challenges of clean cooking in urban India through a case study of the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation in Uttar Pradesh. The report analyzes results from a survey of 250 households in Ghaziabad district which yielded statistics and insights on clean cooking coverage and accessibility, energy usage and prices and how gender is an important determinant of cleaner cooking fuels.