This toolkit was developed to inform rural communities of the benefits electricity can bring and the advantages of electricity from renewable energy sources. The purpose of this toolkit is to help rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa
understand and benefit from the economic, productive and social opportunities from electricity access.

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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 paper addresses the need for reliable energy access for businesses to enable the productive use of clean energies. In addition, the paper presents case studies from nine African countries to show promising ways to successfully engage in rural developing areas for entrepreneurs, NGOs, investors and policymakers. ARE believes that these examples can also be used as showcase examples in other parts of the developing world.

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