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Case Studies for Urban Electrification in Africa

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0. Barriers to urban electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa from the perspective of end-users

1.1. Power outages can discourage households from connecting to the grid

1.2. High electricity tariffs can undermine electrification efforts

1.3. BiComplex and costly grid connections are associated with lower electrification rates

1.4. Boosting access to electricity requires comprehensive policies

2.0. Bringing Electricity to Kenya’s Slums: Hard Lessons Lead to Great Gains

2.1. This picture is now changing – rapidly

2.2. What accounted for this astonishing turn-around

3.0. Let There Be Light: The Case for Powering Peri-Urban Communities

3.1. State of Electric utilities

3.2. Power theft deters investment

3.3. A solution: Reframe energy as a retail crisis, focusing first on dense peri-urban communities

3.4. Let there be light

4.0. Senegal: Prefinancing Customers’ Internal Wiring in the MBOUR Concession

5.0. Electricity Access Scale-up in Ghana

6.0. South African National Electrification Programme and the Free Basic Electricity

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