Measurement of Women’s, Household’s and Community’s Demand and Willingness to Pay for Renewable Energy Products and Services
UN Women and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a global programme on Women’s Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Energy (WESE) in six countries at the Paris Climate Conference (COP 21) in December 2015. The programme aims to identify and address the fundamental gender-specific barriers faced by women entrepreneurs, productive use of sustainable energy by women, and women’s involvement and leadership in gender-sensitive energy policy-making. In line with the objectives of the programme and with a view to inform the context-specific implementation roadmap of the programme for India, UN Women commissioned a study to Meghraj Capital Pvt Ltd to understand the willingness to pay for renewable energy products and services. The study was conducted in the four states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland, and Uttar Pradesh and is based on surveys conducted with over 1600 women with a focus on marginalised communities.