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What is Electricity Used for in Rural Areas?

Next: The Benefits of Rural Electrification

Nearly All Projects Provide Residential Connections, but also Other Connections for Productive Purposes
chart connections
Source: IEG portfolio review.

The Energy Ladder
(a) Poor countries use less efficient biomass fuels, whereas richer ones rely more on electricity
(b) Within countries the poor are lower down the energy ladder (ratio of consumption of the non-poor to poor)
chart energy ladder 1chart energy ladder 2

Source: World Development Indicators, FAO Stats.

Source: IEG analysis of survey data.

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