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Title:Impacts of rural electrification in Rwanda PDF Logo
Authors:Bensch, Gunther
Kluve, Jochen
Peters, Jörg
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Ruhr Economic Papers 284
Abstract:Rural electrification is believed to contribute to the achievement of the MDG. In this paper, we investigate electrification impacts on different indicators. We use household data that we collected in Rwanda in villages with and without electricity access. We account for self-selection and regional differences by using households from the electrified villages to estimate the probability to connect for all households - including those in the non-electrified villages. Based on these probabilities we identify counterfactual households and find robust evidence for positive effects on lighting usage. Effects on income and children's home studying become insignificant if regional differences are accounted for.
Subjects:Rural electrification
energy access
impact evaluation
matching
JEL:O12
O13
O18
O22
ISBN:978-3-86788-330-6
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des RWI
Ruhr Economic Papers, RWI

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