Posts tagged as: rural development

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    Prospects for rural jobs in Ethiopia

    Ethiopia’s burgeoning rural population are in need of off-farm employment which the heavily agriculture-reliant economy will struggle to provide. As available land becomes less accessible, rural youth need alternative sources of income to support themselves. To answer this, we surveyed households in Ethiopia on the types of income sources currently available and what...

    24 Jan 2022 | Fantu Nisrane Bachewe, Seneshaw Tamru, Bethelhem Koru Aga

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    Flexible payment plans for improved access to off-grid energy in Pakistan

    There are approximately 144 million individuals in Pakistan who reside in either completely off-grid areas – areas that are too far away to connect to the grid - or in ‘bad’-grid areas where load shedding exceeds 12 hours per day (IFC, 2015). Households and businesses in off-grid and bad-grid areas spend an average of 14% of their monthly disposable income on kerosene...

    9 Sep 2019 | Jacopo Bonan, Giovanna D'Adda, Mahreen Mahmud, Farah Said