Does large scale infrastructure investment alleviate poverty? : Impacts of Rwandas electricity access roll-out program / Luciane Lenz ...
BeteiligteLenz, Luciane In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBochum [u.a.] : RWI, 2015
Umfang52 S. : graph. Darst., Kt.
SerieRuhr economic papers ; 555
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Does large scale infrastructure investment alleviate poverty? [0.63 mb]

The United Nations objective to provide electricity to the 1.3 billion people without access in developing countries comes at high costs. Little evidence exists on socio-economic impacts of electrification. This paper rigorously investigates effects of a large grid extension program in Rwanda on all rural beneficiary groups: households, micro- enterprises, health centers, and schools. While the program has led to a tremendous increase of connections, appliance uptake and electricity consumption remain low. We find only weak evidence for impacts on classical poverty indicators. To inform future policy design, we call for thorough cost-benefit comparison between on-grid and off - grid solutions.