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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

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

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

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