Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/146216
Authors: 
Ezeanya, Chika
Kennedy, Abel
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2016/23
Abstract: 
The disappearance of Rwanda' forests and attendant change in climatic conditions prompted the government to explore clean energy alternatives such as biogas. Unlike at any other time in Rwanda's history, more and more Rwandans in rural areas are becoming owners of cattle because of Government of Rwanda's agricultural direct assistance and poverty reduction programme known as Girinka. This paper focuses on the various strategies employed by the government of Rwanda in achieving increased biogas use among the rural poor Girinka beneficiaries who use cow dung for their domestic biogas plants. Conditions necessary for successful implementation of clean energy pro-poor reforms in rural communities are explored.
Subjects: 
Rwanda
Girinka
biogas
clean energy
poverty reduction
household energy
JEL: 
Q24
Q28
R2
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-066-9
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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