Solving complex development issues doesn’t usually come with a quick start manual. New findings, however, suggest that delivering electricity access to 1 billion rural poor may be an exception.

It is now well understood that universal electricity access by 2030 (a core part of U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 7 -SDG 7) can only be achieved if decentralized renewable energy (DRE)  — green micro-grids and rooftop solar paired with storage and ultra-efficiency appliances  —  gets adequate finance to reach scale quickly. And that can only happen if leaders overseeing international finance and national policy undergo a major shift in mindset.

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