Decentralized Energy Access and the Millennium Development Goals
Decentralized, off-grid power supplies such as micro hydropower can be perceived as expensive investments by poor countries like Nepal. Can these investments be justified by the benefits that electricity brings to villages in remote mountainous regions? This book describes research into the development gains brought to such villages, measured in terms of progress towards achieving the millennium development goals. Indicators relating to income, education, gender equality, maternal and child health and environmental impact were measured in villages benefiting from micro hydropower, compared with neighbouring villages without an electricity supply. Decentralized Energy Access and the Millennium Development Goals provides conclusive evidence of these transformative benefits and recommends that Nepal, and countries like it, scale up investments in its microhydropower programme.
Published in association with UNDP and AEP, Nepal.
Table of Contents
Prelims (Contents, Figures, Tables, Boxes, Forword by Sunil Kumar Manandhar, Forword by Shoko Noda, Forword by Dinesh Chandra Devkota Preface by Veerle Vandeweerd, Acknowledgements, About the Authors, Abbreviations, acronyms and conversion units, Executive Summary)
3. Electricity access accelerates achievement of the MDGs in rural areas
4. Policy implications and conclusions
Back Matter (Annexes 1 - 10, Endnotes, References)
Sub Title No Author Gwénaëlle Legros,Kamal Rijal,Bahareh Seyedi Editor No Number of Pages 136 Format Paperback / softback
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