Urban poor livelihoods: Understanding the role of energy services.

Abstract

This paper aims to:

(i) summarise current knowledge on poor urban livelihoods and energy;
(ii) review current approaches to energy services for the urban poor;
(iii) review the existing evidence on the impacts of commercialisation and privatisation in the energy sector on urban poor peoples' access to energy services and the sustainability of their livelihoods;
and (iv) map the impacts of fuel price increases on sustainable livelihoods of poor urban households.

The paper is based on a review of the literature (journals, newsletters, project reports and internet sites) related specifically to urban livelihoods and energy.

Citation

35 pp.

Urban poor livelihoods: Understanding the role of energy services.

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