Energy, Employment and Poverty: The Bangladesh Experience
Energy access, especially the rural electrification through renewables can play a vital role in Bangladesh economy by offering job opportunities, reducing health hazards, increasing productivity and fostering economic growth. They can able to generate income through the farm, off-farm activities and save money to some extent. These savings can facilitate access to education and improve the health status of the people through improved nutrition. Thus, energy can play an important role in ensuring food security as the previously mentioned energy deprived farmers now can use modern technologies for agriculture. These technologies would also help generate additional income for poor households in rural Bangladesh.
KeywordsPoverty Employment Poor Energy Bangladesh Productivity Rural Health Renewable Challenges
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