Findings from World Bank Provide New Insights into Energy and Sustainable Development (From informal to authorized electricity service in urban slums: Findings from a household level survey in Mumbai)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Current study results on Energy and Sustainable Development have been published. According to news reporting out of Washington, District of Columbia, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, "Based on a survey of 3000 households, covering both authorized and informal connections to electricity, the paper examines the key drivers of the demand for regulated electricity service in 4 slums of Mumbai. The methodology builds on the typical slum context, where informal connections are easily obtained and widespread."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from World Bank, "WTP for safe, authorized electricity provision is estimated through both 'stated' preferences and 'revealed' ones extrapolated from present electricity demand. WTP estimates are further validated using propensity score matching. The comparative analysis confirms that affordability (of both the initial investment and the increased consumption fees) is a primary barrier to regularization. Additionally, lack of house ownership status or address proof, precarious house construction and, possibly, pressure from local leaders all play an important role in choosing an electricity supplier."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Policies to reduce the prevalence of informal connections should also address contextual issues like the intricacy of Mumbai's governance and social exclusion."
For more information on this research see: From informal to authorized electricity service in urban slums: Findings from a household level survey in Mumbai. Energy for Sustainable Development, 2014;21():66-80. Energy for Sustainable Development can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Energy for Sustainable Development - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/717028)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting L.M. Mimmi, World Bank, Sustainable Dev Network, Washington, DC 20433, United States.
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