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Energy for Development in South Asia: addressing energy inequality sustainably

While the environmental benefits of clean energy are a hot topic in climate change circles the social and economic benefits are less so, but when people are deprived of energy services, poverty and inequality are perpetuated enterprise development and markets are constrained.

Our new report explores how decentralised renewable energy technologies can help deliver energy to where it is most needed, contributing to human development, markets and job creation alongside a range of environmental benefits.

Focussing on South Asia where there are already many successful examples, it makes some recommendations to help scale up and disseminate these approaches.

Download the report

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Piecemeal or peace deal? NATO, peace talks and political settlement in Afghanistan

Christian Aid, Open Society Foundations and the Oxford Research Group have launched a report ahead of the NATO Heads of Government Summit in Lisbon in November 2010.

NATO leaders meet in Lisbon on 19-20 November for a summit overshadowed by the war in Afghanistan and just weeks ahead of President Obama's crucial review of US strategy on the war, expected in December.

While there has been a flurry of recent reports about talks with the Taliban, underneath this surge of mood music hinting at a possible peace deal, a closer listening reveals little real change to the underlying drum beat on Afghanistan in NATO capitals.

As three organisations working across the fields of development, conflict resolution, and good governance and human rights we have come together because we believe that the international strategy on Afghanistan is at a critical point of both risk and opportunity, and must change.

The Summit will be the last chance for NATO member states to consider a change of course on Afghanistan before next month’s US policy review.



Piecemeal or peace deal? report PDF

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