This analysis confirms that electricity use is interconnected through complex causal relations with multiple dimensions of socio-economic development, viz. income generating activities, market production and revenues, household economy, local health and population, education, and habits and social networks

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NRECA International produced this publication to advance the basic understanding of rural electrification development for policymakers, donor organizations, and practitioners. The publication leads the reader through 10 self-contained modules covering the organizational, legal, technical, and financial aspects of rural electrification project design and implementation and electric cooperative development.

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It is widely accepted that electricity is an important element for improving levels of human development and wealth creation in rural areas. Yet, little research has explored the conditions under which electrification could lead to wealth creation post-electrification. Using Kenya as a case study, this paper uses natural capital (NC) and infrastructural capital (IC) data to compare the enabling environments under which electrification could lead to wealth creation (and persistent demand for electricity) post-electrification.

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This learning report offers recommendations for how to rethink serving the agricultural SME customer group, including the need for innovation in credit assessment, the potential of packaging projects rather than products, and the value proposition for customers; outstanding barriers of last mile distribution, communication between manufacturers and SMEs, and available data; and the potential to scale the pilot through two sector-wide initiatives.

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Testing a new approach to credit for productive use Ag assets