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Renewable energy for all: SDG 7 Results reaches 2 million people!

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Published on: 26 April 2023 | Changed on: 08 May 2023

The SDG 7 Results programme aims to give people in developing countries access to renewable energy. The goal was to reach 2 million people by 2026. But the programme has already met this goal, 3 years ahead of schedule.

Making a difference

Right now, about 733 million people do not have access to electricity. 2.4 billion people do not have access to modern cooking solutions. This affects their quality of life and opportunities for economic development. It also affects the climate.

SDG 7 Results supports businesses in East and West Africa, Bangladesh and India that provide households with access to renewable electricity and clean cookstoves. Currently, the SDG 7 Results portfolio supports 26 projects in 9 countries. The goal was to reach 2 million people by 2026. But, thanks to the dedication of the people and companies involved, SDG 7 Results has reached this goal 3 years ahead of schedule. The programme has mainly reached people in Ethiopia, Kenya and India, and primarily provided access to clean cookstoves. SDG 7 Results now hopes to double the number of people it reaches by 2026.

Questions about renewable energy projects?

Do you also want to help provide renewable energy for all? We can give you advice on your project and help you find a partner. Interested in tips from one of our experts? Read our interview with Marcel Raats, Manager Global Public Goods for RVO's energy and climate team.

SDG 7 Results

The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs funds the SDG 7 Results programme; the Netherlands Enterprise Agency manages it. The programme uses results-based financing. This means that subsidies are only paid once the agreed-upon results have been achieved. Before payment, the international accountancy firm KPMG independently verifies the sales.

For more information, visit the SDG 7 Results page. Would you like to stay informed on these and other development projects? Subscribe to our Newsletter and join our Partners in Sustainable Development Community.

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