Connection charges and electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa

● By Raluca Golumbeanu and Douglas Barnes, World Bank ● 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. But a major obstacle to wider access is the high charges consumers must pay to connect to the electricity network. The connection charges in Sub-Saharan Africa are among the highest in the world, which has resulted in low rates of electrification in many countries. A recent Policy Research Working Paper of the World Bank reviews ways to improve electrification rates by addressing the issue of high connection charges ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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