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Agriculture, Rural Electrification, and Community Resilience in Ethiopia

Amid the widespread global disruptions caused by COVID-19, Ethiopia has also been facing the worst desert locust infestation in over 25 years. The economic implications of these crises on the most populous country in the Horn of Africa have taken many forms. External international trade disruptions have already started…

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Lessons from Malawi: Five Steps for Planning Sustainable Energy Investments

Whole-system energy investment planning shows how countries like Malawi can reach Sustainable Energy for All goals at a lower cost, using abundant renewable resources. RMI’s work in Malawi applies a few core principles to demonstrate US$500 million in savings as the country increases electricity generation and connects households to achieve…

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Achievements and Challenges of Uganda’s Power Sector

In 2005, Uganda descended into a power crisis that changed energy planning mindsets forever. A sharp decline in hydropower generation output, partly blamed on prolonged droughts that affected water levels in Lake Victoria along with delayed capacity additions, meant that electricity demand was double the available supply. This…

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An Efficiency Opportunity at the Heart of Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation

Implementing a set of simple efficiency regulations and programs today can help Ethiopia grow sustainably. By 2030, savings could be larger than the country’s total energy demand in 2014. A Power Sector in Transition Ethiopia’s economic development is often cited as a success story—with consistent growth of over 10 percent…