Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/171351
Authors: 
Peters, Jörg
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
RWI Impact Notes
Abstract: 
More than 1.1 billion people in developing countries lack access to electricity. Based on the assumption that electricity is a prerequisite for economic development, the UN has proclaimed the goal of providing electricity to all by 2030. This will cost an estimated 640 billion USD. New empirical evidence, however, shows: Effects on income, health and education in newly connected communities are low. Moreover, the poorest households are lacking funds to get connected. This calls for a stronger focus on electrification through low-cost off-grid technologies, which could improve the cost-benefit balance.
Document Type: 
Research Report

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