Maximiliane Sievert

Maximiliane Sievert is a specialist in applied research in the area of environmental economics with a focus on the relation between poverty and improved access to water, energy, and finance infrastructure. Maximiliane is deputy head of the research group “Climate Change in Developing Countries” at RWI Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, Germany. She has gathered extensive practical experience in leading studies of impact evaluation, including study design and implementation of household and enterprise surveys. Maximiliane has advised international organizations such as 3ie, FMO, GIZ, and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) in Burkina Faso, Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda.

Content by Maximiliane Sievert
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    Fostering adoption and productive use of electricity in rural Rwanda

    More than 700 million people worldwide lack access to electricity, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, which hosts more than 70% of the world’s non-electrified population. To reach the United Nations’ SDG 7 (Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all) by 2030, a big electrification push in Africa is needed. Rural electrification programs,...

    1 Nov 2020 | Nathan Fiala, Lise Masselus, Anicet Munyehirwe, Jörg Peters , Maximiliane Sievert

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    Could the provision of a microcredit induce electricity uptake? Evidence from a randomised controlled trial in rural Tanzania

    The recently adopted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim at ensuring universal access to electricity by 2030. Consequently, since 2007, the government of Tanzania has devoted significant effort and resources to its rural electrification programme. Under this programme, households need to pay only TZS 27,000 (USD 13) to get connected to grid electricity,...

    7 Dec 2018 | Remidius Ruhinduka, Razack Lokina, Onesmo Selejio , Maximiliane Sievert , Gunther Bensch , Jörg Peters