Towards Sustainable Universal Electricity Access in Nigeria

Towards Sustainable Universal Electricity Access in Nigeria

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The thrust of the study, which was funded by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), was to identify, screen, analyse and prioritize policy strategies and develop complementary institutional infrastructure to support mainstreaming expanded electricity access by focusing on rural electricity change in national development planning processes and implementation.

Nigeria’s  effort  to  domesticate  the  SE4All  initiative  with a focus on achieving the first objective of universal rural electricity access  (the  more  limited  scope  of  this  study)  raises  three fundamental and practical policy questions: “what to do”, “what not to do”, and “how best to do what should be done,” for the transformation  of  Nigeria’s  abundant  non-renewable  and renewable energy resources. This is to be anchored on clean and low carbon energy technologies to achieve universal energy access in  the  drive  for  the  economic  and  social  advancement  of  the population. Answering these and related questions by focusing on the design and implementation of best practices for the emergence and sustenance of efficient and effective outcomes was the fundamental goal of the study. The report can be downloaded  monograph-2.pdf