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The application of Appropriate Technology

Electricity

With the arrival of electricity in homes, schools, and hospitals at the beginning of the 20th century came a quantitative and qualitative leap in levels of health, education, quality of life and productivity. In 2008 there were around 1,456 million people in the world without access to electricity, 99.79% of whom live in Majority world countries. 40% of the world’s population without electricity live in Africa, and 55% in Asia: