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May 12, 2020 - 5:50pm

Critical Commentary

This report was published by the World Bank through the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program. The World Bank is a global partnership fighting poverty through sustainable solutions. This report addressed matters of energy vulnerability by identifying contributing factors and highlighting empirical data around the world the implications of energy access deficits through gender inequalities. There is a disproportionate amount of inaccessible sources of energy along the gender divide. Women as heads of households are faced with energy vulnerabilities on the global scale. This document explains with empirical data on infrastructure, land use, and labor to detail how women are at-risk to energy poverty and vulnerabilities. It also provides recommendations for risk prevention to explain the role of utilities and business to assist in mitigating the gender inequalities, as well as the expansion of infrastructure through reasonable land use. It concludes with positive social impacts that could be established through solutions such as employment, improvements in health and education, and by progressing gender equality. This artifact assists in claims against energy poverty to support gender equality and energy justice broadly. This report exposes social impacts and problems related to energy access through the gender divide discrepancy and shortcomings of providing provisional energy resources to this half of the global population. The world bank produced this report in 2018 through the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program. It was produced in response to progress report recommendations for Sustainable Development Goal 7.


Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, The World Bank. (2018). Getting to Gender Equality in Energy Infrastructure.



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The World Bank, "GETTING TO GENDER EQUALITY IN ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE", contributed by James Gall, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 12 May 2020, accessed 29 November 2022.