publication . Research . 2015

Energizing Africa : Achievements and Lessons from the Africa Renewable Energy and Access Program Phase I

World Bank Group;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC
Abstract
Access to energy and economic development go hand in hand. Improving electricity supply and distribution boosts economic growth, creates jobs, and expands the reach of educational and health services. It can also empower women, providing income-generating opportunities and enabling them to spend their time more productively. Unfortunately, more than 589 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) live without access to electricity: only 35 percent of the population in SSA has access, compared with 96 and 78 percent in East Asia Pa...
Subjects
free text keywords: solar energy, clean stove initiative, biomass energy, gender, electrification
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