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Who Benefits from Rural Electrification?

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The Pattern of Electrification Favors the Non-poor, but this Bias Generally Reduces Over Time as Electrification Coverage Expands
pattern chart
The graph plots the share of the poorest 40 percent against the rural electrification rate for five countries at different points in time. In all but one case (Nepal), as coverage expands, so does the share of the bottom 40 percent when there is universal coverage their share will of course reach 40 percent
Source: Annex C



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