Restoring Balance: Bangladesh's Rural Energy Realities


World Bank
M. Asaduzzaman
D.F. Barnes
S.R. Khandker
1 March 2010

This study underscores how improved access to rural energy services can create multiple benefits for rural life, from income and labor productivity to education and women's health. The study recommends programs for improved stoves, rural electrification, renewable energy, and greater access to commercial liquid fuels in order to improve rural productivity and enhance the quality of life in rural Bangladesh.