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There is an unmistakable link between energy and sustainable human development. The lack of available energy services correlates closely with many challenges of sustainable development. Bioenergy - energy that is derived from wood and other plant matter - is an important potential contributor to sustainable energy strategies, particularly when converted to electricity and liquid and gaseous fuels. It is hoped that this publication will help countries and communities realize full potential of bioenergy. Bioenergy Primer is a useful tool for UNDP programme officers, local governments, and bilateral and multilateral agencies and to the broader development community.