SD Strategies is a policy and communications consultancy. We focus on issues at the intersection of economic and social development, energy, and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, SD Strategies often works as a collaborative work-desk partnering with leading individuals and institutions from all over the world. Our partners and clients are governments, international organizations, civil society actors and representatives of the private sector. Still in its first year, SD Strategies was named Best Energy & Economic Development Consultancy and received the 2018 Clean Energy Award from Global Energy Review.

Slide Internship - sustainable energy policy and markets We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual to assist in projects including but not limited to the areas of:
  • Renewable energy (RE), energy efficiency (EE) and sustainable transport policies and markets across Africa, Asia, Latin America & the Caribbean
  • Sustainable energy finance; policies and measures to "de-risk" investments
  • Energy access, mini-grids and SDS business models
  • Productive use of decentralised power systems
  • Community outreach for energy
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Slide Just announced: SDS to run LEDS energy working group SDS has been contracted to chair the Energy Working Group (EWG), the longest standing work stream of the Low-Emissions Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP), bringing together over 500 practitioners from national governments, multilateral institutions, NGOs, and private companies. Highlights this year will be Community of Practices on Mini Grids Advancement (Africa), Renewables Grid Integration (Asia), and Bioenergy (Latin America & Caribbean). Activities will include technical assistance to individual governments; group work of like-minded countries; and the global dissemination of insights and analysis. Slide The report advises decision-makers in their search for frameworks, methodologies, and models that help integrate climate objectives and multilateral environmental agreements with the sustainable development agenda.. The assessment includes textual analysis, technical guidelines, integrated models and visualisation software. Their smart use can support the design of a policy, programme or larger strategy towards one or several SDGs. Just launched: Evaluation of climate and development integration tools Slide Just held: APEC Islands energy & transportation workshop At a recent workshop in Washington DC, we brought together APEC member economies to explore how they can integrate their energy and transport systems to make both sectors reliable, affordable, and sustainable. The event is part of a larger project that aims at transitioning APEC islands to renewable power and electric transport. Learn more. Slide Just published: Co-Benefits of Mexico's NDC implementation We are pleased to share that we have completed the project 'Quantification of key cobenefits of the implementation of Mexico’s NDC for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.' The key findings of the project were recently presented to the Mexican Government, to support Mexico in aligning its climate and sustainable development agendas. Supported by the GIZ and local implementing partners, the impacts of climate action on social, economic and environmental development were assessed, in line with the 2030 Agenda. Learn more.

2030 Agenda: Review process of SDG7 on energy

In 2018, SDG7 will be up for its first thematic review at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) of the United Nations. This will serve as a critical milestone to take stock of progress to-date in achieving SDG7 and to reflect on the way forward. This Policy Brief summarises the current state of efforts towards SDG7 and describes major stepping…

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Taking the pulse: Understanding energy access market needs in five high-impact countries

SD Strategies contributed research, writing and analysis to this report by Practical Action and E3Analytics for SEforAll. We present evidence on how enterprises delivering electricity access and clean cooking are being financed, based on analysis of five high-impact countries: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Myanmar and Nigeria. While many studies…

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Latest insights into europe’s international energy development cooperation portfolio

This Policy Brief presents an updated overview of the European Portfolio on Energy and highlights EU ODA flows in the context of SDG 7. It identifies areas of potential improvement in monitoring and matching flows to address the multiple dimensions of SDG 7 and reach its targets by 2030. A multitude of organisations and stakeholders are engaged…

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Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I could feel the sun rays falling on my…


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Sounds from the streets

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