Case Studies on Leaving No One Behind

A companion volume to the Development Co-operation Report 2018

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These case studies complement the 2018 Development Co-operation Report: Joining forces to leave no one behind. Case study contributors share knowledge and lessons on what it takes to answer the pledge of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to leave no one behind through national and sub-national policies, strategies and programmes as well as international development co-operation projects, programmes and partnerships. The insights, good practices and lessons shared in these case studies were provided by diverse actors. These include official development co-operation ministries and agencies from members of the OECD and the Development Assistance Committee, international organisations, developing country governments, civil society organisations, business, and research bodies.


The case studies highlight experiences from projects and programmes in leaving no one behind and reaching the furthest behind. They are organised and presented under two broad categories:

1. Reaching and including people and places;

2. The enabling role of international co-operation: policies, partnerships and data.



India's pathway to universal electrification

Today, almost 1 billion people live without access to electricity, and close to 2.7 billion people live without access to clean cooking facilities. Clean cooking facilities are cooking facilities that are considered safer, more efficient and more environmentally sustainable than the traditional facilities that make use of solid biomass (such as a three-stone fire). This refers primarily to improved solid biomass cookstoves, biogas systems, liquefied petroleum gas stoves, ethanol and solar stoves.” These two modern energy services make up target 7.1 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services by 2030. Energy has long been recognised as essential for humanity to develop and thrive, but the adoption of SDG 7 by 193 countries in 2015 marked a new level of political recognition. Energy is at the heart of many other SDGs, including those related to gender equality, poverty reduction, improvements in health, and climate change.


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