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Advancing Gender in the Environment: Making The Case For Women in the Energy Sector


United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

This brief reviews the role of women in the formal energy sector. It presents evidence that women’s equal participation in the sector will result in measurable benefits, including increased returns on investments and stronger development outcomes. Additionally, the brief identifies ways in which women are driving the growth of the renewable energy sector, and it presents a global overview of best practices and solutions that remove barriers to participation. A list of recommendations with links to resources for stakeholders, including policymakers and practitioners, is provided at the end.