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 Investment Prospectus (IP) aims to present the short-term priorities of the Kenyan Government for the operationalization of the country’s SE4AllAA. The(IP) has been developed for the Government of Kenya (GoK) in order to attract investment in the country’s energy sector, and in particular to address the country’s SE4Allgoals of ensuring universal access to modern energy services, doubling the globalrate of improvement in energy efficiency and doubling the share of renewable energy (RE)in the global energy mix by 2030

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This report by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and Energy 4 Impact highlights the rapid acceleration in investment across the energy access sector. Nearly $1.7 billion in cumulative disclosed investment was deployed into energy access markets by the end of 2018, with over $1.2 billion deployed since the beginning of 2016. It provides an analysis of the trends driving off-grid energy markets, the current corporate-level investment landscape and the future role that strategic investors can play in further shaping these markets.

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This new report seeks to build on the political momentum that has been created over the past year to increase energy access in Africa.

Its main aim is to provide additional policy-relevant information and insights to support the implementation of ambitious new public and private initiatives now underway that aim to increase energy access swiftly across Africa, especially the New Deal on Energy for Africa, spearheaded by the African Development Bank.

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The aim of the publication is to support and incentivise decision-makers to continue improving framework conditions for the implementation of business models based on renewable energy solutions, while enabling project developers and financiers to further boost the quality and quantity of rural electrification projects.

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