Rural Electrification in the Developing World: A Summary of Lessons from Successful Programs


World Bank
D. Barnes
G. Foley
1 December 2004

This report highlights a series of case studies that the World Bank has carried out in order to identify the crucial factors determining the success of such programs. Topics explored in the report include setting up institutional structures; public funding considerations; criteria for rural electrification; cost allocation and recovery; electricity pricing; benefits of community involvement; barriers to implementation; and future opportunities.