Job creation outcomes from electricity provision.


This paper presents the findings of a research exercise to establish the current consensus of any available literature on the methodologies for assessing job creation outcomes from the provision of electrical power, particularly in developing countries. It is presented under the headings: The development context; Current understanding and Gap analysis; Role of electricity provision; Basic findings; Economic activity as a proxy; Human development as a proxy; Correlation and causation analyses; What other precedents exist for job creation assessment; and Conclusions.

This resource was produced by TI-UP – a DFID-funded resource centre for technology, infrastructure and urban planning, managed by IMC Worldwide Ltd.


Fernando, S. Job creation outcomes from electricity provision. TI-UP Resource Centre, London, UK (2010) 8 pp.

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