Rural Electrification in Togo: An Institutional Analysis Public Deposited

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  • Rural electrification is today an important element of countries economic development around the world. Access to electricity is believed to alleviate poverty, and therefore is emphasized in the United Nations’ strategies to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In this spirit, Togo started in 2012 a new rural electrification program that, after its second phase, will have brought electricity to more than a hundred villages. It is too soon to evaluate the outcomes of the program, but it is still enough time to assess the design of the program as well as its implementation in order to identify areas of improvement. This work takes the approach of a comparative study. First it reviews the body of research on the issue of rural electrification and three successful historical cases from Ireland, the United States, and Tunisia. This step helped in identifying a baseline of minimum conditions required for the success of a rural electrification program. The second step analyzes the rural electrification process in Togo using the IAD framework and referring to the baseline to assess the adequacy of the ongoing Togolese program. The analysis found out that though the new program may be an improvement compared to the past, it still has several areas of improvements, starting with its objectives, which do not really capture the gist of rural electrification.
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