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Rural Electrification in Senegal: Access to Electricity and its Impacts on Women's Needs

Raub, Viviane LU (2013) MIDM71 20131
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
Access to electricity impacts women and men differently. Current research often focuses on household units and the direct benefits of electricity whereas indirect benefits such as specific gender impacts are insufficiently researched. This study aimed to contribute to a better understanding of electricity’s impacts on women’s needs. By using Moser’s (1989) definition of women’s gender needs and by adding a third need as proposed by Clancy et al. (2003), this research analyzed the impacts of electricity on women’s practical gender needs, productive gender needs and strategic gender needs. Overall findings indicated that access to electricity addressed above all women’s practical gender needs. However, the different aspects of access to... (More)
Access to electricity impacts women and men differently. Current research often focuses on household units and the direct benefits of electricity whereas indirect benefits such as specific gender impacts are insufficiently researched. This study aimed to contribute to a better understanding of electricity’s impacts on women’s needs. By using Moser’s (1989) definition of women’s gender needs and by adding a third need as proposed by Clancy et al. (2003), this research analyzed the impacts of electricity on women’s practical gender needs, productive gender needs and strategic gender needs. Overall findings indicated that access to electricity addressed above all women’s practical gender needs. However, the different aspects of access to electricity could not be clearly identified as meeting either a practical, productive or a strategic gender need only. There was no clear division between women’s gender needs and often, one facet of electricity addressed more than one need. Altogether, access to electricity proved to have a vast potential to meet women’s gender needs and it is therefore essential to include women and their different gender needs in all steps of the process of rural electrification. (Less)
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author
Raub, Viviane LU
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organization
course
MIDM71 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Access to Electricity, Rural Electrification, Energy, Women, Gender Needs, Senegal
language
English
id
3798614
date added to LUP
2013-06-27 11:17:48
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2013-06-27 11:17:48
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  abstract     = {Access to electricity impacts women and men differently. Current research often focuses on household units and the direct benefits of electricity whereas indirect benefits such as specific gender impacts are insufficiently researched. This study aimed to contribute to a better understanding of electricity’s impacts on women’s needs. By using Moser’s (1989) definition of women’s gender needs and by adding a third need as proposed by Clancy et al. (2003), this research analyzed the impacts of electricity on women’s practical gender needs, productive gender needs and strategic gender needs. Overall findings indicated that access to electricity addressed above all women’s practical gender needs. However, the different aspects of access to electricity could not be clearly identified as meeting either a practical, productive or a strategic gender need only. There was no clear division between women’s gender needs and often, one facet of electricity addressed more than one need. Altogether, access to electricity proved to have a vast potential to meet women’s gender needs and it is therefore essential to include women and their different gender needs in all steps of the process of rural electrification.},
  author       = {Raub, Viviane},
  keyword      = {Access to Electricity,Rural Electrification,Energy,Women,Gender Needs,Senegal},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Rural Electrification in Senegal: Access to Electricity and its Impacts on Women's Needs},
  year         = {2013},
}