MPIA-20448 ASSESSING THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL IMPACTS OF THE NIGERIAN RURAL ELECTRIFICATION FUND (REF-1) PROGRAMME USING A GENDER COMPUTABLE GENERAL EQUILIBRIUM MODEL

Abstract

Renewable energy deployment continues to be a viable tool for improving electricity access for rural communities through the deployment of off-grid and mini-grid solutions. This is partly due to their tough topography which makes grid connections technically difficult and expensive. Therefore, renewable energy solutions address this issue, thereby, enhancing their economic and social activities while also reducing carbon emissions. Additionally, it is viewed as a policy measure for alleviating rural-urban migration. In Nigeria, one of such policy initiatives by the government is the Rural Electrification Fund (REF-1) programme. It is targeted at improving electricity access to households, micro, small and medium scale enterprises in off-grid communities across the country through renewable energy sources. Assessing the potential impact of this initiative on the development of rural communities can support effective implementation by the responsible agency, Rural Electrification Agency (REA). The study asks the question: what are the potential economic and social impacts of alternative ways of implementing the REF-1 programme, especially for women employment?. The PEP-1-t CGE model will be employed to achieve this objective using an updated 2014 Nigerian Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) where labour and households are categorised based on gender. The findings of the study will have important policy implications and provide useful insights for the implementation of the government’s Rural Electrification Policy. It will also guide the REA in designing the most effective rural electrification programme that significantly improves the quality of life in rural communities.


Members

Project leader: Opeyemi Akinyemi

Project researchers: Omobola Adu | Temilade Sesan | Babajide Sokeye | Cyprian Longtar | Ngozi Chimdi-Ejiogu

Scientific mentors: Martín Cicowiez

Policy outreach mentors: Claude Sinzogan


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Proposal

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