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Power for all : electricity access challenge in India (English)

India has led the developing world in addressing rural energy problems. By late 2012, the national electricity grid had reached 92 percent of India’s rural villages, about 880 million people. ... See More +

Publication 92223 OCT 29, 2014

Banerjee,Sudeshna Ghosh; Barnes,Douglas French; Mayer,Kristin; Samad,Hussain A.; Singh,Bipulendu Narayan Disclosed

Welfare impacts of rural electrification : evidence from Vietnam (English)

This brief summarizes the welfare impacts of rural electrification: evidence from Vietnam for the period 2000-2004. Access to electricity is a key to any development initiative and there is a growing body of literature on the impact of rural electrification on development. ... See More +

Brief 81520 AUG 14, 2013

Khandker, Shahidur; Barnes, Douglas; Samad, Hussain; Minh, Nguyen Huu Disclosed

Connection charges and electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Sub-Saharan Africa trails other regions in providing access to electricity for poor urban and rural residents. This poor performance can be linked to various factors, including political interference in utility policy, higher investment costs and lower profitability of extending service to rural areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6511 JUN 01, 2013

Golumbeanu, Raluca; Barnes, Douglas Disclosed

Who benefits most from rural electrification ? evidence in India (English)

This paper applies an econometric analysis to estimate the average and distribution benefits of rural electrification using rich household survey data from India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6095 JUN 01, 2012

Khandker, Shahidur R.; Samad, Hussain A.; Ali, Rubaba; Barnes, Douglas F. Disclosed

Cleaner hearths, better homes : new stoves for India and the developing world (English)

For people in developed countries, burning fuel wood in an open hearth evokes nostalgia and romance. But in developing countries, the harsh reality is that several billion people, mainly women and children, face long hours collecting fuel wood, which is burned inefficiently in traditional biomass stoves. ... See More +

Publication 68279 APR 27, 2012

Barnes, Douglas F.; Kumar, Priti; Openshaw, Keith Disclosed

One goal, two paths : achieving universal access to modern energy in East Asia and the Pacific (English)

The purpose of the current flagship report is to address energy access and related developmental issues in East Asia Pacific (EAP) that so far have received less attention compared to the macro energy issues of climate change and reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. ... See More +

Publication 64669 SEP 14, 2011

Ostojic, Dejan; Jammi, Ramachandra; Barnes, Douglas; Sanghvi, Arun; Mathur, Subodh; Zhang, Yabei; Durix, Laurent Disclosed

Modernizing energy services for the poor : a World Bank investment review - fiscal 2000-08 (English)

The term energy access has various connotations to energy development specialists. For this review, we define energy access as relating both to physical proximity to energy infrastructure and to the policies and frameworks supporting the transition to better, reliable, and more efficient use of electricity and modern fuels. ... See More +

Working Paper 63224 DEC 01, 2010

Barnes, Douglas F.; Singh, Bipul; Shi, Xiaoyu Disclosed

Energy poverty in rural and urban India : are the energy poor also income poor ? (English)

Energy poverty is a frequently used term among energy specialists, but unfortunately the concept is rather loosely defined. Several existing approaches measure energy poverty by defining an energy poverty line as the minimum quantity of physical energy needed to perform such basic tasks as cooking and lighting. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5463 NOV 01, 2010

Khandker, Shahidur R.; Barnes, Douglas F.; Samad, Hussain A. Disclosed

Peru - National survey of rural household energy use (English)

The survey provided data on rural household energy use and expenditures, use by rural households of electricity from the grid, and use by rural households of off-grid electricity. ... See More +

Publication 62473 AUG 01, 2010

Peter, Meier; Tuntivate, Voravate; Barnes, Douglas F.; Bogach, Susan V.; Farchy, Daniel Disclosed

Peru - National Survey of Rural Household Energy Use (English)

This study posits that in order to gain a better understanding of existing and potential users of electricity in rural areas of Peru, the National Survey on Energy Consumption Households in Rural Areas conducted a survey in seven regions: North Coastal regions, Central and South Andean regions North, Central and South America and the Amazon region. ... See More +

Energy Study 57700 AUG 01, 2010

Meier, Peter; Tuntivate, Voravate; Barnes, Douglas F.; Bogash, Susan V.; Farchy, Daniel Spanish Disclosed

Peru - National Survey of Rural Household Energy Use : Peru - Encuesta Nacional de Consumo de Energía a Hogares en el Ámbito Rural (Spanish)

This study posits that in order to gain a better understanding of existing and potential users of electricity in rural areas of Peru, the National Survey on Energy Consumption Households in Rural Areas conducted a survey in seven regions: North Coastal regions, Central and South Andean regions North, Central and South America and the Amazon region. ... See More +

Energy Study 57700 JUN 01, 2010

Meier, Peter; Tuntivate, Voravate; Barnes, Douglas F.; Bogash, Susan V.; Farchy, Daniel English Disclosed

Energy access, efficiency, and poverty : how many households are energy poor in Bangladesh ? (English)

Access to energy, especially modern sources, is a key to any development initiative. Based on cross-section data from a 2004 survey of some 2,300 households in rural Bangladesh, this paper studies the welfare impacts of household energy use, including that of modern energy, and estimates the household minimum energy requirement that could be used as a basis for an energy poverty line. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5332 JUN 01, 2010

Barnes, Douglas F.; Khandker, Shahidur R.; Samad, Hussain A. Disclosed

Peru - Encuesta nacional de consumo de energía a hogares en el ambito rural (Spanish)

This paper states that Peru is a country of extreme diversity, both in geography and in the conditions of the socioeconomic characteristics of their citizens. ... See More +

Working Paper 57564 JUN 01, 2010

Meier, Peter; Tuntivate, Voravate; Barnes, Douglas F.; Bogach, Susan V.; Farchy, Daniel Disclosed

Restoring balance : Bangladesh's rural energy realities (English)

Bangladesh is one of the world's poorest countries. Nearly 80 percent of the nation's 140 million people reside in rural areas; of these, 20 percent live in extreme poverty. ... See More +

Publication 53877 MAR 29, 2010

Asaduzzaman, Mohammad; Barnes, Douglas F.; Khandker, Shahidur R. Disclosed

Welfare impacts of rural electrification : evidence from Vietnam (English)

Access to electricity is crucial for economic development and there is a growing body of literature on the impact of rural electrification on development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5057 SEP 01, 2009

Barnes,Douglas French; Khandker,Shahidur R.; Nguyen,Minh Huu; Samad,Hussain A. Disclosed

Welfare impacts of rural electrification : a case study from Bangladesh (English)

Lack of access to electricity is one of the major impediments to growth and development of the rural economies in developing countries. That is why access to modern energy, in particular to electricity, has been one of the priority themes of the World Bank and other development organizations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4859 MAR 01, 2009

Khandker, Shahidur R.; Barnes, Douglas F.; Samad, Hussain A. Disclosed

Restoring balance : Bangladesh's rural energy realities (English)

This study, the first to concentrate on Bangladesh's energy systems and their effects on the lives of rural people, drew on these background studies, as well as other World Bank-financed research on IAP and rural infrastructure, to present a rural energy strategy for the country. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 48017 MAR 01, 2009

Asaduzzaman, M.; Barnes, Douglas F.; Khandker, Shahidur R.; Disclosed

ESMAP CY2007-FY2008 annual report (English)

The hallmark of the energy sector management assistance program (ESMAP) is the promotion and support of innovation and forward thinking in the energy sector. ... See More +

Annual Report 48642 JAN 01, 2009

Boulanger, Susan; Barnes, Douglas; Araya, Marjorie K. Disclosed

Energy policies and multitopic household surveys : guidelines for questionnaire design in living standards measurement studies (English)

Analysis using data on household energy use from Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) surveys can help policymakers to identify which households are affected by energy poverty and then design policies that will accelerate the household energy transition. ... See More +

Energy Study 38061 JAN 01, 2007

O'Sullivan, Kyran; Barnes, Douglas F. Disclosed

Energy policies and multi-topic household surveys : guidelines for questionnaire design in living standards measurement studies (English)

This report begins by examining the characteristics and relative merits of living standards measurement studies (LSMS) and specialized household energy surveys. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 37479 APR 01, 2006

Barnes,Douglas French; O'Sullivan,Kyran Disclosed

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Power for all : electricity access challenge in India (English)
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OCT 29, 2014 92223 Publication
Welfare impacts of rural electrification : evidence from Vietnam (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81520 Brief
Connection charges and electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6511 Policy Research Working Paper
Who benefits most from rural electrification ? evidence in India (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 WPS6095 Policy Research Working Paper
Cleaner hearths, better homes : new stoves for India and the developing world (English)
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APR 27, 2012 68279 Publication
One goal, two paths : achieving universal access to modern energy in East Asia and the Pacific (English)
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SEP 14, 2011 64669 Publication
Modernizing energy services for the poor : a World Bank investment review - fiscal 2000-08 (English)
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DEC 01, 2010 63224 Working Paper
Energy poverty in rural and urban India : are the energy poor also income poor ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2010 WPS5463 Policy Research Working Paper
Peru - National survey of rural household energy use (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 62473 Publication
Peru - National Survey of Rural Household Energy Use (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 57700 Energy Study Spanish
Peru - National Survey of Rural Household Energy Use : Peru - Encuesta Nacional de Consumo de Energía a Hogares en el Ámbito Rural (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2010 57700 Energy Study English
Energy access, efficiency, and poverty : how many households are energy poor in Bangladesh ? (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 WPS5332 Policy Research Working Paper
Peru - Encuesta nacional de consumo de energía a hogares en el ambito rural (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2010 57564 Working Paper
Restoring balance : Bangladesh's rural energy realities (English)
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MAR 29, 2010 53877 Publication
Welfare impacts of rural electrification : evidence from Vietnam (English)
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SEP 01, 2009 WPS5057 Policy Research Working Paper
Welfare impacts of rural electrification : a case study from Bangladesh (English)
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MAR 01, 2009 WPS4859 Policy Research Working Paper
Restoring balance : Bangladesh's rural energy realities (English)
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MAR 01, 2009 48017 ESMAP Paper
ESMAP CY2007-FY2008 annual report (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 48642 Annual Report
Energy policies and multitopic household surveys : guidelines for questionnaire design in living standards measurement studies (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 38061 Energy Study
Energy policies and multi-topic household surveys : guidelines for questionnaire design in living standards measurement studies (English)
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APR 01, 2006 37479 Working Paper (Numbered Series)