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Urban Electrification in Africa

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1.0. Introduction

2.0. Electricity Access in Africa

2.1. Poor State of Electrification Compared with the Rest of the World

3.0. Challenges Requiring Sound Strategies

3.1. Government Must Foremost Take Leadership with Adequate Planning

3.2. Tariff schedules and multiple connections

4.0. Long-Term Development Objectives as the Center of Electrification Efforts

5.0. Contemporaneous Megatrends in Electrification Planning

5.1. Urbanization Is Happening Fast, Affecting the Urban-Rural Equation in Planning

5.2. Technological change

5.3. Regional Integration

5.4. Climate Change Calls for Difficult Choices on the Energy Mix

5.5. Integrating Both Supply- and Demand-Side Considerations

6.0. The significance of Urbanization in Electricity Access

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