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The coronavirus pandemic is a global issue, with far reaching consequences and demands a worldwide response. Join our online community to keep up to date with the situation, support our response as we help the world’s most vulnerable people, access resources to help you, and keep connected whilst in lockdown.

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Explore our library of ingenious resources to support development professionals, practitioners and community organisers around the world.

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We’ve pulled together our top learning at home resources that we hope will inspire you and your children during the lockdown period.

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Poor People's Energy Outlook - New Release

PPEO 2019 is the culmination of five years’ research, exploring what it takes to realise the kinds of energy services that enable people living in energy poverty to thrive. The report compiles and updates key messages and recommendations on energy access planning (PPEO 2016), financing (PPEO 2017) and delivering at scale, while also leaving no one behind (PPEO 2018).

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