Energy, Development and Gender: Global Correlations and Causality

This paper explores global statistical studies and their evidence on correlation and causality in the linkages among energy, development and gender. None of these correlations have addressed the question of a relationship between energy, and gender equity and empowerment, however. This study does so by looking first, at some available statistical analyses of energy access versus some key human development indicators of particular importance to women; and secondly, by carrying out some simple correlations between energy consumption and United Nations gender-related