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Impact of Rural Electrification on Microenterprise

microenterprise largeElectrification has a small but significant impact on the revenue earnings of the microenterprise. The possible channels are increase in number of hours worked per day by the household members and use of electrical equipment. The following is a selection of data from the report. For complete information, including data sources, please download the chapter document.

 

 

Impact on Microenterprise (by Country)

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Breakdown of Communities by Electrification Status (Number of Communities)

 

 Peru  

 Ghana  

  

 1994

  

1998

 
Community Status

1991

(1991 Sample)

1994

1998

(2003 Sample)  

2003

Electrified

22

24

42

64

4

21

Nonelectrified

17

15

69

126

32

16

Total

39

39

111

190

36

37

Complementary Infrastructure

 

 Peru 

Ghana 

FacilityElectrifiedNonelectrified ElectrifiedNonelectrified
Post office0.0710.1400.3680.056**
Restaurants0.262 0.2460.8870.403**
Bank0.0000.000 
Market0.0470.0580.03510.103**
Road0.809

0.695*

0.9580.818*
Transport   0.8950.605**
Water  0.5090.024**
Primary school0.9050.9270.949

0.878*

Secondary school0.7140.464**0.7750.488**
Health staff  0.6570.410**
Health facility  0.635 0.440** 
Adult literacy0.6190.5800.7370.831
Wage3.0022.553**  
Microenterprises0.4350.3750.580 0.359* 
 426957124
     
*Significant difference at 1 percent
** Significant difference at 5 percent



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