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Masamitsu Kurata, Noriatsu Matsui, Yukio Ikemoto and Hiromi Tsuboi
''Multidimensional Impacts of Solar Home Systems: Evidence from Rural Bangladesh''
( 2018, Vol. 38 No.2 )
In recent years, the Sustainable Development Goals has managed to shepherd the reduction of energy poverty and extension of sustainable energy, making both international objectives. Using two-period data collected in Bangladesh, we assess the impact of the solar home system (SHS), a promising technology to facilitate multidimensional outcomes from both monetary and non-monetary aspects such as education, health, and security. The results revealed that SHS contributes to the reduced consumption of cow dung and kerosene; extended study hours for children aged 6–15 years; and increased non-farm income and expenditures on food, clothing, and education. However, no significant effect was observed on security and health conditions.
Keywords: multidimensional poverty, solar home systems, rural electrification, Bangladesh
JEL: O1 - Economic Development: General
I3 - Welfare and Poverty: General
Manuscript Received : May 05 2017 Manuscript Accepted : May 12 2018

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