Creating Conditions for Gender Equity in Rural Electrification Projects: Experiences from the Nicaraguan Electrification Project (PELNICA)

"Creating Conditions for Gender Equity in Rural Energy Projects: Experience in the Nicaraguan Electrification Project, PELNICA" highlights the results for gender equality obtained through the PELNICA initiative, and shares some reflections on how this six-year process has been able to influence the design and implementation of other similar projects in Nicaragua, as well as expand its impacts by building strategic alliances with local governments. This study pays particular attention to the impacts that PELNICA has had on: (i) women’s economic empowerment, (ii) breaking out of traditional roles in the home and in economic activities, and (iii) increased women’s participation in community decision-making.