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These guidelines have been developed to assist policymakers and national/local government officials, development practitioners, civil society organizations, research and financial institutions, commercial energy enterprises and others. It offers comprehensive advice on how stakeholders can collaborate in designing and implementing an EnergyPlus programme. The EnergyPlus approach promotes the productive use of energy: for generation of equitable employment and additional income; for meeting needs of existing and new enterprises; for community needs such as strengthened security and better access to education and health care; and for lifestyle needs to improve living standards. In turn, the formula of EnergyPlus = Energy Access + Empowerment can be seen as contributing to overall sustainable human development and poverty reduction. Thus, the Guidelines focus on both energy and non-energy inputs to help generate development benefits, and highlight seven essential components, all designed to strengthen capacities for informed planning and decision making, drive change through leadership, and stimulate markets and investment.