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Climatelinks is a global knowledge portal for USAID staff, implementing partners, and the broader community working at the intersection of climate change and international development. The portal curates and archives technical guidance and knowledge related to USAID’s work to help countries mitigate and adapt to climate change.

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June 2020

In many developing countries, the companies that build, supply, and sell clean energy solutions have difficulty obtaining bank loans or other financing to expand their businesses or reach new markets. This was the case in Rwanda until Power Africa, through USAID, at the demand from financial institutions and providers of solar PV solutions, took action to educate, connect, and support commercial lending programs for off-grid electricity.


May 2020

In Malawi, where the percentage of urban households cooking on charcoal has increased from 44 percent to more than 75 percent between 2011 and 2018, a shift toward cleaner cooking is the best way to slow forest cover loss. In this case, cleaner cooking includes use of improved charcoal stoves, sustainable charcoal, alternative biomass energy, and liquefied petroleum gas—LPG. Private sector engagement, with an explicit focus on greater inclusion of local actors along cleaner cooking value chains, is necessary for both adoption at-scale and long-term sustainability.

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