Essays about: "socio-economic development of rural areas"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 14 essays containing the words socio-economic development of rural areas.

  1. 1. Integrated Techno-Economic Comparative and Socio-Economic Impact Study for Increasing Energy Access in Rural Kenya

    University essay from KTH/Energisystemanalys

    Author : Konstantinos Foivos Sklivaniotis; [2014]
    Keywords : Renewable energy; Kenya; Socio-economic; techo-economic; HOMER Energy;

    Abstract : Kenya is a country with high energy poverty rates while millions of people, especially in the rural areas, rely on kerosene lamps as a source of lighting. The usage of kerosene is linked with the degradation of different social and economic aspects and parameters, such as health, education, income etc. READ MORE

  2. 2. Understanding High Dropout Rates in Primary School Education in Mozambique

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för samhällsstudier (SS)

    Author : Jonathan Casey; [2014]
    Keywords : Mozambique; primary school; dropouts; sustainable livelihoods; resilience;

    Abstract : Mozambique remains one of the poorest countries in the world and has one of the least functional basic education systems. Despite a rapid expansion in access to basic education, the vast majority of pupils fail to complete a full seven year cycle of primary school. READ MORE

  3. 3. Sustainable rural electrification in developing countries - A field study assessing changes of load curve characteristics in San Francisco Libre, Nicaragua

    University essay from Chalmers tekniska högskola/Institutionen för energi och miljö

    Author : Sarah Schmidt; [2014]
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    Abstract : Low population densities, low income and low electricity demand make rural electrificationthrough grid extension a difficult and costly business. This study assesses if small-scale,decentralized electricity production from solar energy could constitute a sustainable energysupply option for rural areas. READ MORE

  4. 4. Water scarcity and its impact on agriculture : case study of Layyah, Pakistan

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Tahir Husnain Khan; [2014]
    Keywords : water scarcity; small scale farmer; livelihood; ground water; rain water; canal water; Layyah; Pakistan;

    Abstract : The issue of water scarcity and socio-economic impact of water shortage on small scale farmers is a reality in many developing countries including Pakistan. With its high population density, mostly in the rural areas, a majority of the households engage in activities that are geared towards survival for their livelihood activities. READ MORE

  5. 5. Providing Sustainable Life-solutions with a Hybrid Micro-Power Plant in Developing Countries: an Assessment of Potential Applications

    University essay from KTH/KTH/Industriell ekologiEnergi och klimatstudier, ECS; KTH/KTH/Industriell ekologiEnergi och klimatstudier, ECS

    Author : Melih Öncel; Gonzalo Marion; [2013]
    Keywords : Energy access; Renewable energy; Decentralized energy supply; Gasification; small-scale power plant; life-solutions.;

    Abstract : Today, energy access is a significant challenge all over the world, particularly in African countries. At the same time, providing energy access is generally accepted as a way to promote sustainable development. In countries such as Uganda, lack of energy access is evident. In this country only 9% of households have access to electricity. READ MORE