Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149541
Authors: 
Bonan, Jacopo
Pareglio, Stefano
Tavoni, Massimo
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di Lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 68.2016
Abstract: 
Universal access to modern energy services, in terms of access to electricity and to modern cooking facilities, has been recognized as a fundamental challenge for development. Despite strong praise for action and the deployment of large-scale electrification programs and improved cookstove (ICS) distribution campaigns, few studies have shed light on the barriers to, the enablers of and the impacts of access to energy on development outcomes, using rigorous methodologies. This paper reviews this recent strand of research, trying to fill these gaps. We focus on the demand-side and household perspective. Our main outcomes of interest are electricity connection and ICS adoption for the analysis of barriers, time allocation, labour market outcomes and welfare for the impact analysis. We provide evidence of significant wellbeing impacts of electrification, and mixed evidence for cookstoves.
Subjects: 
Impact Evaluation
Energy Poverty
Energy Access
Rural Electrification
Modern Cookstoves
Literature Review
JEL: 
O1
O13
Q4
Q48
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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