Rural electrification programmes in Kenya: policy conclusions from a valuation study

Abdullah, Sabah and Markandya, Anil (2012) Rural electrification programmes in Kenya: policy conclusions from a valuation study. Energy for Sustainable Development, 16 1: 103-110.

Author Abdullah, Sabah
Markandya, Anil
Title Rural electrification programmes in Kenya: policy conclusions from a valuation study
Journal name Energy for Sustainable Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0973-0826
2352-4669
Publication date 2012-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 16
Issue 1
Start page 103
End page 110
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract Developing countries have struggled with low electrification rates in rural areas. This study investigates one major issue which is impeding rural electrification programmes: high connection payments. This paper uses estimates obtained from a stated preference study in rural Kenya using a contingent valuation method which was completed in 2007, in order to examine the subjects' willingness to pay to connect to grid electricity and photovoltaic services. The key findings suggest that the government needs to reform the current energy subsidies, establish financial schemes and create a multilevel critical analysis of the political economy of energy systems.
Keyword Sub-Saharan Africa
Willingness to pay
Affordabilit
Energ
Rural electrificatio
Subsidies
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Biological Sciences Publications
 
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