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Maximizing the Productive Uses of Electricity to Increase the Impact of Rural Electrification Programs : An Operational Methodology

ABSOLUTE POVERTY ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY ACCESS TO GRID ELECTRICITY AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH APPROACH ARTISAN AVAILABILITY BI BIDDING BIOMASS BUSINESS MODELS BUSINESS PLAN BUSINESS PLANS BUSINESSES CAPACITY BUILDING CAPACITY OF ELECTRICITY CASH CROPS CASH FLOW CD-ROM CELL PHONES CLEAN WATER COLD STORAGE COLLABORATION COMMODITIES COMMODITY COMMUNICATION MEDIA COMPETITIVE BIDDING COMPETITIVENESS COMPUTERS CONSUMPTION OF ENERGY COOLING COPYRIGHT COST-EFFECTIVENESS CRUSHING CUSTOMS DATA GATHERING DECISION MAKERS DEMAND FOR ELECTRICITY DEMAND FOR ENERGY DIESEL DIESEL GENERATORS DISTRIBUTION NETWORK DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRICITY DRILLING DYNAMICS E DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC GROWTH ELECTRICITY ELECTRICITY GENERATION ELECTRICITY OPTION ELECTRICITY SUPPLY ELECTRONICS EMPLOYMENT END USERS END-USER ENERGY DEMAND ENERGY GENERATION ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE ENERGY NEEDS ENERGY PLANNERS ENERGY POLICY ENERGY RESOURCES ENERGY SOURCE ENGINEERS EQUIPMENT EQUIPMENTS FARMERS FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FINANCIAL RESOURCES FINANCIAL SUPPORT FIXED COSTS FOOD CROPS FUELS GAS GENERATION GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS GRID EXTENSION HEALTH EDUCATION HEAT HEATING HUMAN RESOURCES ICING IMPACT ON POVERTY INCOME INCOME INEQUALITY INNOVATION INPUT PROVIDERS INSTALLATION INSTALLATIONS INVENTORY IRRIGATION KILOWATT-HOURS KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTS LEARNING LITERACY LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION LOCALIZATION MAINTENANCE COSTS MARKET DEMAND MATERIAL NETWORKS NEW TECHNOLOGIES NUTRITION OIL PHYSICAL CONNECTIONS PILOT PROJECTS POLITICAL WILL POOR POOR HOUSEHOLDS POVERTY LEVELS POVERTY REDUCTION POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY PAPER POVERTY THRESHOLD POWER POWER SECTOR PRESSURE PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP PRIVATE SECTOR PRODUCTION PROCESS PRODUCTION PROCESSES PRODUCTIVITY PROGRAMS PROJECT EVALUATION RADIO RADIOS REFRIGERATION REGULATORY FRAMEWORK RELIABILITY RENEWABLE ENERGIES RENEWABLE ENERGY RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS RESEARCH CENTERS RESULT RESULTS RURAL RURAL AREA RURAL AREAS RURAL COMMUNITIES RURAL DEVELOPMENT RURAL ECONOMY RURAL ELECTRIFICATION RURAL ENERGY RURAL HOUSEHOLDS RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE RURAL POPULATIONS RURAL POVERTY SAFETY SAVINGS SERVICE PROVIDER SERVICE PROVIDERS SILO SITES SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT SOCIAL SERVICE SOCIAL SERVICES SOURCE OF ELECTRICITY SUBSISTENCE ECONOMY SUPERVISION TARGETING TARGETS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE TIME FRAME TOOLS TRAINING INSTITUTES TRANSACTION TRANSITION ECONOMIES TRANSPORT TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURES TRANSPORTATION NETWORK TYPES OF USERS USES UTILITIES VALUE CHAIN VIDEO VILLAGE ASSEMBLIES VOLTAGE WEALTH CREATION WELL DRILLING WIND
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World Bank, Washington, DC
Africa | Senegal
2014-03-31T21:20:50Z | 2014-03-31T21:20:50Z | 2008-04

Rural electrification programs are generally motivated by the effective and lasting impacts that they are expected to generate in the field. While there may be some natural trickle down effect from the massive investments required to reach high rates of rural electrification, spontaneous positive effects on social and economic development are generally limited by a number of local bottlenecks. Two of the most important deterrents to the productive uses of electricity are the lack of technical knowledge and skills of potential users and the financial means to acquire the relevant equipment. This paper argues that to be successful, rural electrification programs should target direct impact on livelihoods and revenue generation beyond the provision of connections and kilowatt-hours by implementing electricity projects that affect livelihoods and generate new revenues.

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