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Contributor Zachary Hauser

Zachary Hauser is a former associate in the Water, Energy, and Sustainable Cities Practice.

by Zachary Hauser

Rural Access to Electricity: A Challenge of Dollars and Sense

In 1947 and again in 2005, the Gallup Poll asked Americans what they thought was the greatest invention ever made. In both cases, Americans overwhelmingly chose electricity. Yet across the world more than 1 billion people, largely in rural areas, still lack access to electricity’s transformative potential. 600 million of those people reside in Africa.…