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Power and the Private Sector in Tanzania: Prospects for the AFDB's High Fives Strategy

A stable, affordable energy supply underpins economic development by enabling infrastructure development and investment, and ultimately increases industrialisation and enhances competitiveness. Ensuring electricity security is therefore vital for al…

Is there an Anti-politics of Electricity? Access to the Grid and Reduced Political Participation in Africa

Electricity is often argued to be a catalyst for a country’s industrialization and the social development of its citizens, but little is known about the political consequences of providing electric power to people. Contributing to literatures on t…

Challenges of Energy Poverty in Sub Saharan Africa

"This study analyzed the determinants of electricity access in developing countries and, particularly examined why Sub Saharan Africa has been relatively unsuccessful in providing electricity to its population, despite reforms in the electricity sec…

On the Determinants of Energy Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

"The objective of this paper is to empirically analyze the problem of energy poverty in developing countries in general and in SSA countries in particular. In doing so, we identify major variables, and analyze their potential contribution in shaping…

Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated with Achieving Universal Access to Electricity in South Africa

"Climate change, energy security and achieving universal electricity access for all households are all pressing issues that South Africa must address. These objectives need not be trade-offs, however, and achieving electricity access for the poor do…

Thinking Outside the Grid: The Role of Decentralized Power Systems in Electrifying Sub Saharan Africa

Meeting the energy needs of the developing world remains a critical development priority. Access to energy has been identified as correlating with economic growth as well as having positive impacts on education and health. In sub-Saharan Africa, acc…

Assessing the Macroeconomic Impacts of Financing Options for Renewable-Energy Policy in Nigeria: Insights from a CGE Model

In 2015, Nigeria formulated its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy (NREEEP) to promote the development of renewable-energy systems in line with the Paris Climate Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals. With that as inspiration, we ex…

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