The Resource Powering Africa : challenges of and U.S. aid for electrification in Africa, Nicolas Cook, Richard J. Campbell, Phillip Brown, Michael Ratner

Powering Africa : challenges of and U.S. aid for electrification in Africa, Nicolas Cook, Richard J. Campbell, Phillip Brown, Michael Ratner

Label
Powering Africa : challenges of and U.S. aid for electrification in Africa
Title
Powering Africa
Title remainder
challenges of and U.S. aid for electrification in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Nicolas Cook, Richard J. Campbell, Phillip Brown, Michael Ratner
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Language
eng
Summary
The largest infrastructure deficit in sub-Saharan Africa, a region mostly made up of low income developing countries, is in the power sector, according to the World Bank. The largest infrastructure deficit in sub-Saharan Africa, a region mostly made up of low income developing countries, is in the power sector, according to the World Bank. The lack of power constrains development in the region in multiple ways: It limits economic production, growth, and commerce; undermines human resource development and hinders improved quality of life potentials; and limits the quality of social services and public safety. It also spurs the use of alternative, often highly polluting biomass energy sources (e.g., wood and charcoal) for cooking and lighting. The United States has long provided varied technical and other assistance to increase access to power in Africa, but new U.S. efforts in this area are under way. Broader U.S. policy interests linked to Power Africa include U.S.-African trade and investment expansion and U.S.-African cooperation focused on development and poverty alleviation. U.S. agencies participating in Power Africa may commit up to $7.81 billion to the initiative through 2018, in the form of technical aid, grants, export and trade capital and risk mitigation tools, loans, and other resources. The initiative is also designed to enhance power sector institutions and address constraints to investment; aid in regional energy resource development; and enhance energy sector governance. This report discusses policy problems and challenges related to power sector development in Africa; reviews H.R. 2548 and Power Africa and raises some possible oversight questions and issues for Congress regarding these efforts; and discusses potential demographic and other challenges and approaches to specific energy resource and electricity technology development paths in Africa
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Cook, Nicolas
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z663.6
LC item number
.P684 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Brown, Phillip
  • Campbell, Richard J.
  • Ratner, Michael
  • Library of Congress
Series statement
  • CRS report
  • HeinOnline U.S. Congressional documents
Series volume
R43593
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  • Economic assistance, American
  • Electrification
  • Technical assistance, American
  • Electric utilities
  • Economic assistance, American
  • Electric utilities
  • Electrification
  • Technical assistance, American
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
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specialized
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Powering Africa : challenges of and U.S. aid for electrification in Africa, Nicolas Cook, Richard J. Campbell, Phillip Brown, Michael Ratner
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  • "August 17, 2015."
  • "Prepared for members and committees of Congress."
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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black and white
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text
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  • txt
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unknown
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1 online resource (37 pages)
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one file format
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online
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Hein Online
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  • (OCoLC)1097517174
  • (OCoLC)on1097517174
Label
Powering Africa : challenges of and U.S. aid for electrification in Africa, Nicolas Cook, Richard J. Campbell, Phillip Brown, Michael Ratner
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • "August 17, 2015."
  • "Prepared for members and committees of Congress."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (37 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1097517174
  • (OCoLC)on1097517174

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