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Focus Areas

Energy for Development

Offering expertise in the strategic, technical, and policy aspects of sustainable energy markets

Access to reliable energy services is a cornerstone of development. We advise governments around the world on reforms and partnerships that can help countries build more stable energy sectors.

Legal, regulatory, and market restructuring efforts can increase the confidence of private investors in developing countries. We support the implementation of promising energy projects through strong industry connections and a global network of experts. To promote sustainability, we connect commercial and financial stakeholders in partner countries to build lasting supply chains.

Organizations across the energy value chain—from national electricity regulators to small, rural solar companies—benefit from our training in the knowledge and skills they need to effectively run their agencies and companies.

We also lead development of innovative tools and processes to increase the professional participation and leadership of women in the power sector. 

By the Numbers

To date, RTI has worked with local partners around the world to support:

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new energy connections

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Cover of the Energy for Development brochure, containing multicolored shapes. The subtext reads: Improving the human condition through modern, resilient, and equitable energy services.

Energy for Development Brochure

Engaging the energy sector as a driver of human development and economic growth is foundational to addressing climate change. Across more than 60 countries, RTI is leading change, moving the world toward net-zero emissions by promoting climate-resilient solutions that help low-resource communities realize their economic potential.

Graphic shows sources of CO2 in the atmosphere.

Achieving Net Zero Emissions Through International Development Practice Brief

The path to net zero requires rapid coordination and reform. Throughout this complex process, international development implementers play a critical role in rapidly catalyzing and coordinating private and public sector change based on the latest evidence-based solutions.

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