Women could gain far more with better targeting of government energy subsidies, new research finds

Millions of dollars worth of fossil fuel subsidies could be better targeted by governments to benefit poor women. That’s according to recent research from the Global Subsidies Initiative of IISD, with ENERGIA and partners Spaces for Change, IRADe and Bangladesh Institute for Development Studies.   The research involved surveys with 2,400 households as well as…

Joining the Dots: Fuel Subsidies, Reform, Targeting and Poor Women

ENERGIA, the international network on gender and sustainable energy, in its May 2016 newsletter, features SPACES FOR CHANGE’s energy and gender research in Nigeria. SPACES FOR CHANGE, along with project partners’ research focuses on understanding the way energy subsidy policies and reforms do or do not bring about improved access to cooking and lighting fuels – liquefied petroleum…