September 16, 2020
Power for All
Technologies, Energy Access
Fact Sheet: COVID impact at a glance
Our Platform for Energy Access Knowledge (PEAK) compiled a two-page overview of the socio-economic impact of COVID on the energy access sector, and highlights how some countries are responding by leveraging recent advances in decentralized renewables.
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- COVID-19 has negatively affected customers' ability to pay for energy services; relief measures such as waivers to mitigate service disruptions and cash transfers can help customers continue to benefit from clean energy access.
- Women face an increased strain of extra housework and providing meals for children, whose schools or childcare centers have closed, is not only a drain in time and family finances but also a source of mental stress.
- Financial investments in solar-powered technology in healthcare, education and clean cooking can play a significant role in aiding economic recovery beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
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