by Shahidur R. Khandker, Douglas F. Barnes, Hussain A. Samad
- Using a cross-sectional survey conducted in 2005 of some 20,000 households in rural Bangladesh, this paper studies the welfare impacts of households' grid connectivity. Based on rigorous econometric estimation techniques, this study finds that grid electrification has significant positive impacts on households' income, expenditure, and educational outcomes.
Khandker, S.R., D.F. Barnes, H.A. Samad (2009). "Welfare Impacts of Rural Electrification: A Case Study from Bangladesh." Policy Research Working Paper no. WPS 4859, March 2009.