In this video, beneficiaries talk about the results of two decades of continuous World Bank assistance to the electrification of Lao PDR. In 1995, just 16% of the population were connected to the power grid. Today that figure stands at an impressive 70%. The Lao PDR electrification program's approach has been an all encompassing one--from building capacities at the government level (including the electricity authority) to developing a bottom up rural electrification planning (on grid and off grid), a gender sensitive eligibility criteria, and project procurement, management and implementation aspects. Still, more resources are needed to reach the Government's target of 90% access to the grid by 2020.