The goal of this periodic blog (EfD) is to promote information exchange on access to quality energy services in developing countries including renewable, modern, biomass and household energy.

Publications

Note:  Updated December 2014

Books by Doug Barnes

New Book. Electric Power for Rural Growth: How Electricity Affects Rural Life in Developing Countries. 2nd Edition, Washington DC: Energy for Development. 2014. New chapter on impact evaluation in the 21st Century. See Description or Order from Amazon


Cleaner Hearths, Better Homes: New Stoves for India and the Developing World. New Delhi: Oxford University Press 2012. Order Print Version from Amazon.  Download Free PDF version.

The Challenge of Rural Electrification: Strategies for Developing Countries. Washington DC:RFF Press 2007.  Order from Amazon

The Urban Household Energy Transition : Social and Environmental Impacts in the Developing World. Washington DC: RFF Press 2005.  Order from Amazon.

Rural Energy and Development: Improving Energy Supplies for Two Billion People. Washington DC: World Bank 1996.  Order from Amazon  or download a free scanned version of the book.

Environmental Health and Traditional Fuel Use in Guatemala. Washington DC: World Bank 2005
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Electric Power for Rural Growth: How Electricity Affects Rural Life in Developing Countries. 1st Edition, Boulder: Westview Press 1998. Now out of print. Order Second Edition from Amazon.





Technical Papers

2010. Restoring Balance: Bangladesh’s Rural Energy Realities. World Bank Working Paper No. 181. World Bank, Washington, DC. by M. Asaduzzan, Douglas F. Barnes and Shahid Khandker.    Read online ebook or download previous version of the report. (6 mb)

2005. Guidelines for Designing Energy Modules in Multitopic Household Surveys. World Bank Working Paper No. 90, coauthor with Kyran O’Sullivan.  Read online at Google Books. or download the PDF version of the report.

2000 Assessing Markets for Renewable Energy in Rural Areas of Northwestern China, ESMAP Technical Paper No. 492. World Bank, Washington DC. Also World Bank Technical Paper, World Bank, Washington, DC. by Voravate Tuntivate, Douglas F. Barnes and Susan Bogach.    Read online on Google Books  or download PDF version of the report.

1994 What Makes People Cook with Improved Biomass Stoves:  A Comparative International Review of Stove Programs. by Douglas F. Barnes, Keith Openshaw, Kirk Smith, and Robert van der Plas.  World Bank Technical Paper No. 242. World Bank, Washington DC. Download PDF verison of the report.

Reports and Working Papers

2011 One Goal, Two Paths:  Achieving Universal Energy Access to Modern Energy in the East Asia and Pacific.  Coauthor with Dejan Ostojic, Ramachandra Jammi, Arun Sanghvi, Subodh Mathur, Yabei Zhang and Laurent Durix.  Flagship report of East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank, Washington DC.  Download PDF or View in Google Docs Version. 

2010 Modernizing Energy Services for the Poor:  A World Bank Investment Review Fiscal 2000-2008. Coauthor with Bipul Singh and Xiaoyu Shi, ESMAP Report, World Bank, Washington, DC.  Download PDF.  or  View Goodgle Docs Version.

2010 "Energy Poverty in Rural and Urban India: Are the Energy Poor Also Income Poor".  DEC Policy Research Working Paper No 5463, World Bank, Washington DC.  Download PDF.

2010 Improved Cookstoves and Better Health in Bangladesh:  Lessons from Household Energy and Sanitation Projects. South Asia, World Bank, Washington, DC. Project Team led by Priti Kumar  Download PDF Version (2 MB).

2010 Peru National Survey of Rural Energy Use. Special Report, ESMAP World Bank, Washington DC. Download PDF.

2009.  The Welfare Impact of Rural Electrification:  Evidence from Vietnam.  Policy Research Working Paper No. 5057.  by Shahid Khandker, Douglas F. Barnes and Hussain Samad.  DEC, World Bank Washington DC.  Download PDF.

2009. The Welfare Impact of Rural Electrification: A Case Study of Bangladesh. by Shahid Khandker, Douglas F. Barnes and Hussain Samad. Policy Research Working Paper, DEC, World Bank, Washington DC. Download PDF.

2005 Power Sector Reform and the Poor in Central America. ESMAP, World Bank, Washington DC. Download PDF

2004 "Rural Electrification in the Developing World: A Summary of Lessons from Successful Programs."  An old classic informal paper by Douglas F. Barnes and Gerald Foley, ESMAP, World Bank, Washington DC.  Downlad PDF.

2004 The Impact of Energy on Women's Lives in Rural India. ESMAP, World Bank, Washington DC.  by Douglas Barnes and Mitali Sen.  Download PDF

2003 “What makes a successful Improved stoves Program: Evidence from Six States,” Chapter in India: Household Energy, Indoor Air Pollution, and Health. ESMAP, World Bank Washington DC.  Download PDF of Entire Report and See Chapter 4.

2003 “The Evolution of Improved Stoves in Guatemala: Lessons from Three Programs Chapter in Health Impacts of Traditional Fuel Use in Guatemala. Download PDF of Study and Go to Chapter 4

2003 Monitoring and Evaluation in Rural Electrification Projects: A Demand Oriented Approach. Technical Study prepared for ESMAP, World Bank, Washington DC. Downlad PDF

2002 Rural Electrification and Development in the Philippines: Valuing the Social and Economic Benefits. ESMAP Report, World Bank, Washington, DC. Download PDF

1999 Energy Strategies for Rural India: Evidence from Six States, Energy Sector management Assistance Programme Report, World Bank, Washington DC. Download PDF

1998 Household Energy Strategies for Urban India: The Case of Hyderabad, Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme Report, World Bank, Washington, DC.  Download PDF (7 MB)

1997 Energy Strategies for Rural and Poor People in Latin America, paper prepared for Inter-American Development Bank, Industry and Energy Department, World Bank, Washington, DC.

1996 Energy For Rural Development in China: An Assessment Based on a Joint Chinese/ESMAP Study of Six Counties, Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme Report No. 183/96, World Bank, Washington, DC.  Download PDF

1992 Understanding Fuelwood Prices in Developing Nations, Industry and Energy Department Working Paper, Energy Series Paper No. 56, World Bank, Washington, DC.  Download PDF

1992 Urban Interfuel Substitution, Energy Use and Equity in Developing Countries: Some Preliminary Results, Industry and Energy Department Working Paper, Energy Series Paper No. 53, World Bank, Washington, DC. Download PDF

1990 Interfuel Substitution and changes in the Way Households Use Energy: The Case of Cooking and Lighting Behavior in Urban Java, Industry and Energy Department Working Paper, Energy Series Paper No. 29, World Bank, Washington, DC.

1990 Population Growth, Wood Fuels, and Resource Problems in Sub-Saharan Africa, Industry and Energy Department Working Paper, Energy Series Paper No. 26.  Downoad PDF

1988 Sustainable Resource management in Agriculture and Rura Development Projects: A Review of Bank Policies, Procedures, and Results, Environment Department Working Paper No. 5, World Bank, Washington, DC.

1982 Social Forestry in Developing Nations, Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. D-73F, Washington, DC.


Selected Articles and Chapters

2010 "Energy poverty in rural Bangladesh." Energy Policy. 

2007. “Public Distribution and Electricity Problem Solving in Rural Thailand.” Chapter published in The Challenge of Rural Electrification: Strategies for Developing Countries. Washington DC: Resources for the Future Press. Coauthor with Tuntivate Voravate

2007 “National Support for Decentralized Electricity Growth in Rural China.” Chapter published in The Challenge of Rural Electrification: Strategies for Developing Countries. Washington DC: Resources for the Future Press. Coauthor with Xiangjun Yao.

2005. “Productive Uses of Energy for Rural Development” Energy and Environment Review. Coauthor with Anil Caabral and Sachin Agarwal. Download PDF

2005. “Energy, Equity and Development” in Joseph Stiglitz, ed. New Options for Sustainable Development. Cambidge University Press, Coauthor with Michael Toman.  For a 2004 prepublication version, download the PDF.

2004.  "Success Factors in Improved Stoves Programmes" Journal for Environmental Studies and Policy. 5(2): 99-112.  Download PDF

2000 "The Role of Energy Subsidies," coauthor with Jonathan Halpern.  Chapter in Energy Services for the World's Poor.  ESMAP Energy and Development Report 2000, World Bank, Washington DC.  Download the PDF.

2000 “Estimates of Economic Supply from Physical Measures of the Forest Stock: An Example from Eight Developing Countries,” Economics of Foresty and Rural Development: An Empirical Introduction from Asia,” William Hyde, ed., Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

1999 “Biomass Fuels and the Poor in the Third World,” Journal of International Affairs, Columbia University, New York. Coauthor with Kerry Krutilla and William Hyde.

1998 “Urban Household Energy in India: Efficiency and Policy,” Energy Policy.  Download PDF

1997 “Tackling the Rural Energy Problem in Developing Countries” in Finance and Development, 34-2:11-15. June.  Download PDF

1996 “Rural Energy In Developing Countries: A Challenge For Economic Development,” Annual Review of Energy and the Environment, 21:497-530. Dowload PDF

1995 “Periurban Deforestation in Developing Countries,” Forest Ecology and Management, 74, pp. 181-195.

1993 “The Design and Diffusion of Improved Cooking Stoves,” The World Bank Research Observer, 8-2: 114-141, July.  Download PDF

1992 “Urban Interfuel Substitution, Energy Use, and Equity in Developing Countries,” in James P. Dorian and Fereidun Fesharaki, eds., International Issues in Energy Policy, Development, and Economics, Westview Press: Boulder, pp. 163-181.

1990 “Population Growth, Wood Fuels, and Resource Problems in Developing Countries,” in Acsadi, Johnson-Acsadi, and Bulatao, eds., Population Growth and Reproduction in Sub-Saharan Africa: Technical Analyses of Fertility and Its Consequences, World Bank, Washington, DC.

1990 “Interfuel Substitution and Changes in the Way Households Use Energy: The Case of Cooking and Lighting Behavior in Urban Java,” Pacific and Asian Journal of Energy, pp. 21-49.

1986 “Impact of Rural Electrification and Infrastructure on Agricultural Changes, 1966-1980,” Economic and Political Weekly, 21-1:26-34.

1985 “The Causes of Deforestation in Developing Countries,” Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 75-2: pp. 163-184.

1985 “Rural Electrification and the Village Economy in India,” with B. B. Samanta, Proceedings of International Association of Energy Economists, ed. by S. K. Pachauri, New Delhi.


1983 “Agricultural Development and Rural Landlessness in India,” in Studies in Comparative International Development, 18:1-2, pp. 90-112.


1982 “Rural Literacy and Agricultural Development: Cause or Effect,” Rural Sociology, 47-2: 251-271.