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Improving the Economic and Social Impact of Rural Electrification (IMPROVES-RE)

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The objective of the project was to develop new approaches for rural electrification planning that integrate local knowledge and prioritise scarce development resources.

The novel planning approach had three important new elements: Focus on identifying development poles to ensure the maximum impact, integration of local and national priorities and use of geographic information system (GIS) as at tool to increase visibility and to enhance efficiency.

The project was financed by the COOPENER Programme of the European Commission.

IMPROVES-RE was implemented by IED, ETC and Risoe National Laboratory through URC, in cooperation with national organisations of Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Cameroon.

For further information contact:  Ivan Nygaard, ivny@dtu.dk 

 

UNEP Risoe Centre DTU Management Engineering Frederiksborgvej 399, Bldg. 142 P.O. Box 49 DK 4000 Roskilde Denmark

 

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