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dc.contributor.authorPueyo, Ana
dc.contributor.authorSpratt, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorDeMartino, S
dc.identifier.citationPueyo, A.; Spratt, S. and DeMartino, S. (2014) Maximisation of Benefits for the Poor of Investments in Renewable Electricity: A Policy Tool for Project Planning, IDS Evidence Report 86, Brighton: IDSen_GB
dc.description.abstractEnergy poverty is a major development issue: nearly 1.2 billion people, or close to one-fifth of the world’s population, have no access to electricity. Close to 85 per cent of them live in rural areas (Banerjee et al. 2013). After falling out of favour in the 1980s, electrification is again seen as central to poverty reduction efforts. Electricity improves users’ quality of life and can enable income generation when used for productive activities, hence supporting an escape from the poverty trap. Where generation comes from renewable sources, it also makes a positive contribution to low-carbon development; for many, this is a classic ‘win-win’ situation. This report uses the evidence collected through a comprehensive literature review to develop a policy tool to maximise the poverty impact of electrification projects. It can be of use for development and climate finance institutions funding renewable energy projects in developing countries, and keen to enhance the poverty impacts of these projects.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipUK Department for International Developmenten_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Evidence Report;86
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Evidence Report Brief;86
dc.titleMaximisation of Benefits for the Poor of Investments in Renewable Electricity: A Policy Tool for Project Planningen_GB
dc.typeIDS Evidence Reporten_GB

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