Moving Energy Initiative (MEI) – Adopting a Market-based Approach to Boost Energy Access in Displaced Contexts

This report issued by the Moving Energy Initiative (ME) provides information on aid agencies and the risk of undermining market systems if they do not consider established markets in their planning. In worst-case scenarios, inadequate planning can weaken a population’s access to basic goods, services and income-generating opportunities. In the humanitarian sector, market-based approaches can support access to affordable, quality goods and services that are critical to the survival of vulnerable populations. This can reduce the risk of undermining local recovery while also being more cost-efficient and better targeted than traditional humanitarian programming to meet individual needs.

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