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|| The Energy Access Dividend (EAD) in Honduras and Haiti
|| International American Development Bank (IDB), Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), Duke Energy Access Project
|| Emily L. Pakhtigian, Eric Burton, Marc Jeuland, Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, Jonathan Phillips
| Published in:
|| December 2019
|| This report presents results of the EAD model for Haiti and Honduras, two countries that
represent different electricity access situations in Latin America. In both settings, energy
poverty continues to pose important challenges, but the nature of the problem is quite different.
Haiti has the lowest rates of electricity access in the Western Hemisphere, while Honduras
has much higher connection rates but still faces problems related to last mile connections
and electricity quality. The contrasting nature of the challenge in these two settings provide
a useful comparison that also helps to better demonstrate the value of EAD in policy-making.
Furthermore, as data availability differs substantially between the two countries, this
report illustrates how detailed household-level survey data can be a powerful addition to
national-level statistics by demonstrating how benefits accrue in different ways to different
populations within a country. Designed as a tool for policy planning, the dividends presented
in this report for Haiti and Honduras are intended to highlight the role of electrification
in economic development and offer policymakers a framework for including electrification
trade-offs—in terms of technology, pace, and level—in policy planning and design.
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