In some countries, only 9% of people have access to electricity. By 2025, 2.4 billion people are estimated to live in countries without enough water to meet needs. Energy and water security are key to lifting people out of poverty and boosting prosperity.
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July 23, 2014 — Construction of the Lom Pangar hydropower dam is aimed at boosting Cameroon’s electricity generation capacity and reducing seasonal fluctuations in the Sanaga River. By considerably increasing the supply of electricity to the Cameroonian households and businesses, the project will stimulate economic development.Read More »
May 23, 2014 — Africa's river basins are home to nearly 500 million people, or 65% of the continent's population. Managing these resources is critical for economic growth and vital for boosting electricity, irrigating land and supplying households with clean, usable water.Read More »
February 5, 2014 — The government, with World Bank assistance, has built over 1,000 microhydro plants in 52 districts across rural Nepal. The plants, built and run by the communities, bring much-needed electricity to power industry and businesses.Read More »
January 9, 2014 — The Nam Theun 2 project is now on its third year of commercial operations. Project results are highlighted in the infographic, including education, sanitation, and water supply.Read More »