• Paschalin Mbenge Basil
  • Robert Ouko


Access to and utilization of different forms of energy is important for rural development in Africa. While achieving universal access to electricity is one of the most important goals set for the energy sector by governments in the developing world, approximately 1.4 billion people around the world lack access to electricity, of which 85 per cent are rural dwellers, mostly living in sub-Saharan Africa (Longe, Ouahada, Ferreira, & Chinnappen, 2014). Other forms of energy are also used in rural Africa. This chapter presents results of a review of research on energy in rural Africa.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paschalin Mbenge Basil
    • 1
  • Robert Ouko
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Development StudiesUniversity of NairobiNairobiKenya
  2. 2.GenevaSwitzerland

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