With Asia and the Pacific expected to double its energy consumption by 2030, the role of ADB in implementing energy projects is more crucial than ever.

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Energy for All Partnership

The Energy for All Partnership is an ADB-led partnership that acts as a platform for collaboration among governments, civil societies, and the private sector to share knowledge, build capacity, and devlop projects. In 2015, the partnership reached its goal of providing 100 million people in Asia and the Pacific with access to modern energy. It is now working on a new target to double its energy access impact by providing modern energy access to an additional 200 million people in the region by 2020.

The Steering Committee consists of the founding members and major institutional partners who are mainly representatives of key partners, donors, financial institutions, foundations, private sector and other expert contributors. They share their knowledge and expertises to encourage a cooperative approach to implementing the target objectives, and provide guidance high-level strategic inputs on the establishment, operations and sustainability of the Partnership.

About the Partnership Many organizations are working to address energy poverty in developing Asia, and in order to help direct these efforts and achieve greater impact, ADB formed the Energy for All Partnership. The Partnership serves as a platform for these organizations to identify and collaborate on new opportunities to improve energy access.

Energy for All’s Project Development Facility, Energy for All Investor Forums, and other events help to connect members, and highlight energy access project models that partners have developed or are seeking support to bring to fruition. The Partnership can connect members with investor finance, project mentors, and other services that can help them improve upon their models. The breadth of the Partnership means partners can draw upon needed support in a variety of fields: financial, technical expertise, country-specific, or otherwise.

The Partnership’s initial target to bring access to energy to 100 million new people between 2009 and 2015 was successful, and has led to a new target being set – to provide 200 million people with modern energy by 2020.

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