Barriers to Access to Modern Energy in Slums: literature review.

Abstract

This project looks at one aspect required for development, namely electricity supply. It considers the problems and possibilities of increased availability of electricity in slums/shanty towns in the cities of developing countries. The advantages of this include:

i Improved quality of life

ii improved health

iii facilitate more work-places

iv improved educational prospects

The obvious obstacle to such action is the general poverty and hence difficulty in payment. There may also be other obstacles including, in some cases, a lack of suitable social structure in the community necessary to sustain the development.

Although the focus of the literature review has been on the provision of electricity to slum communities, it has considered the whole process from producer to consumer; the limitations and opportunities surrounding the process, including the impact of power sector reform. The conclusions form a basis for highlighting issues to be investigated further in the field research.

Citation

Barriers to Access to Modern Energy in Slums: literature review.

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