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Energy access and education

Back in 2014 SolarAid partnered with Stanford University and Acumen to conduct some research on the impact of solar lighting on education. The project focusses on Zambia and includes results from questionnaires with over 1800 students.

The research aims to measure academic performance, school attendance and how primary school students progress to secondary school, as well as uncovering changes in study patterns, use of ‘free’ time, and the interplay between energy access, poverty, gender, and education.

The baseline research is now complete, and the next stage of the research is to revisit schools and conduct follow up research to identify any changes. The final results will be published in 2017, but you can read the ‘baseline summary’ report now.

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Tweet at Kat Harrison, author of the report, if you have any questions @Sunrise_Kat