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close this bookRural Energy and Development: Improving Energy Supply for Two Billion People (WB, 1996, 132 p.)
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View the documentThe new agenda
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Open this folder and view contentsChapter five - Innovations in renewable energy
Open this folder and view contentsChapter six - Cooking fuels: toward more sustainable supply and use
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Acknowledgments

This report was prepared by Douglas Barnes, Dennis Anderson, and Karl Jechoutek, under the direction of Richard Stern. The report benefited from the valuable assistance of Willem Floor and Robert van der Plas. Background papers were written for the preparation of the report by William Hyde, Gregory Amacher, Robert Wirtshafter, Deng Keyun, Zhang Zhengmin, and Russel DeLucua. Zhang Zhihong and Andrew Young also made helpful contributions to the project.

The report also profited greatly from extensive discussions both within and outside of the Bank. Within the Bank the report received thought-full and thorough reviews by more than fifty staff members. all of whom made valuable contributions to the project. The paper was also improved through a dialogue established with numerous individuals and groups outside of the Bank, and we wish to thank all those who met with us, including experts in government, industry, academic institutions, and nongovernmental organization In this regard, we appreciate the efforts of Andrew Barnett and Daphne Wysham in organizing meetings with nongovernmental organizations representing a wide range of organizations and countries.

This paper was edited by Norma Adams, Alice Dowsett, Daniel Litvin, and Paul Wolman. We also wish to express our appreciation to Paul Wolman for coordinating the production of the document for publication.