Rowan Clarke

Content by Rowan Clarke
  • Publication - Project Report

    Off-grid lighting business models to serve the poor: Evidence from Rwanda

    A significant proportion of the world’s population does not have access to grid-based electricity and so relies on off-grid lighting solutions. Rechargeable lamp technology is becoming prominent as an alternative off-grid lighting model in developing countries. In this paper, we explore the consumer behaviour and the operational inefficiencies that result under this...

    23 Apr 2021 | Uppari Bhavani Shankar, Netessine Serguei, Ioana Popescu, Rowan Clarke

  • Blog post

    Lighting up Rwanda: Assessing the demand for pay-as-you-go lighting

    The government of Rwanda has successfully increased the rate of electrification, from 10% in 2010 to 43% in 2018. However, for 57% of the population without electricity, the alternative energy sources include traditional biomass, kerosene, and rechargeable lamps which can harm respiratory health and the environment. In 2017, the Rwandan government launched a universal...

    26 Apr 2019 | Uppari Bhavani Shankar, Netessine Serguei, Ioana Popescu, Rowan Clarke, Martin Visser, Derek Apell