We spoke to poor M-Pesa customers in Kenya who said it had changed their lives.
Innovation in small-scale solar systems and mobile money systems is giving people in sub-Saharan Africa access to electricity at a lower cost than diesel or kerosene.
Successful policy interventions, especially those in the social realm influenced by the vagaries of human behaviour, don’t seem to travel well.
Redressing the balance can start from the bottom up.
The UN Sustainable Energy initiative has set the goal of ensuring sustainable energy for all by 2030. However, the international community still can’t overcome the problem of energy access.