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Rural electrification in developing countries. Constraints and prospects



Rural electrification in developing countries. Constraints and prospects



Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 22(3): 235-250



The aims of rural electrification have been to reduce rural urban disparities, to increase agricultural and industrial production thus generating employment, to provide social and community benefits, to protect the environment and enhance economic development. Critics have suggested that its high cost to poor developing countries is not justified by the benefits it provides. This is true in strictly commercial terms and particularly in the short term.

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