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Through a local energy plan, Mai Thi Chau is helping her commune in Vietnam’s Ca Mau province switch to renewable energy systems and biogas cooking, to save time and money. Photo: Tessa Bunney/Oxfam

Powering the transition: World Bank and other IFI energy lending in Asia

This paper examines current and planned IFI energy sector support in Asian climate-vulnerable countries. It shows how this is not yet fit for purpose, and recommends how IFIs can intervene at this critical juncture to give governments the confidence to accelerate the transition to renewable energy for all.

IFC takes important step to cut support for coal

After years of campaigning by Oxfam and others, the International Finance Corporation announced it will require new financial intermediary clients to publicly disclose their links to coal and will work with them to reduce and potentially drop these investments.
A low-fee private school in a slum area in Punjab, Pakistan. Photo: Momina Afridi

Equity and quality in an education public-private partnership

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) in education are increasing in profile as countries grapple with serious challenges of educational access and quality. This study seeks to understand the impact of the PPP initiative in Punjab province, Pakistan, on key dimensions of equity, education quality, and democratic and social accountability.

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