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Mainstreaming sustainable energy access in the development planning proccess of Ethiopia
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology, Energy and Climate Studies, ECS.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

For least developing countries with large rural population living in severe poverty such as Ethiopia, access to modern and sustainable energy services is a real challenge. Dealing with the lack of modern energy services at local level and the needs for economic development at national level is a major challenge in the policy and decision making process. This particular study takes the case of Ethiopia to investigate the existing challenges and future prospects of mainstreaming sustainable energy access into the country’s development planning process, and the consequences for international development financiers, national policy makers, private actors and local energy planners and experts. The roles and approaches of various developmental agencies are reviewed based on the effectiveness and sustainability of cooperation models with governmental institutions. To this end, this study establishes an understanding of institutional, financial and policy elements related to both state and non-state actors. Accordingly, readiness of the rural energy sector to adopt sector–perspective and national development approaches to mainstream sustainable energy access is investigated. The thesis emphasizes the need for all stakeholders to cooperate and take advantage of local potentials and external opportunities in light of the new momentum for sustainable energy access in the global agenda.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 88 p.
Keyword [en]
Access, sustainable energy, rural, mainstreaming, Sector Wide Approach(SWAp), development partners, development planning, strategies, SWOT Analysis
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-103470OAI: diva2:560247
Subject / course
Energy and Climate Studies
Educational program
Degree of Master - Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure
2012-07-02, M 22, BRINELLVÄGEN 68, 10044 STOCKHOLM, Stockholm, 13:00 (English)
Available from: 2012-10-15 Created: 2012-10-12 Last updated: 2012-12-14Bibliographically approved

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