Water and electricity are the lifeblood of development. Tamasha did a village survey of eight districts in Tanzania to find out how young people access water and electricity services. The findings show that in many places there are multiple water projects, but electricity remains a rare commodity. Despite the multiplicity of water sources, methods of tapping it for domestic and commercial use remain largely inefficient. As a result, young men have to cut schooling hours and interrupt other economic activities in order to spend time looking for water. This policy brief recommends that young people be trained and employed to maintain water projects. The private sector should be given incentives to invest in solar power so that more people will have access to reliable electricity in rural and remote areas. Read the research brief.
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