Here’s a conundrum: many poor households don’t have access to basic infrastructure services, such as energy or water and sanitation, even though:
News Release No. 2008/9
Cathy Russell, tel. (+1) 202 458 8124 firstname.lastname@example.org
In Addis Ababa:
Gelila Woodeneh, tel. (251-1) 662 7700 email@example.com
Providing electricity to poor households in rural areas in Ethiopia is critical to improving the health and living conditions of the population, reducing poverty, and stimulating growth. A project supported by the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) is accelerating the pace of connections in electrified areas and fostering energy efficiency.
In 2008, a GPOBA grant of $8 million was signed to accelerate the pace of connections among grid customers by making the connection charge affordable to the poor population through a credit scheme, and