Tanzania Energy Sector Impact Evaluation: Findings from the Zanzibar Baseline Study

Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
Mar 18, 2011
Authors
Denzel Hankinson, Lauren Pierce, Duncan Chaplin, Arif Mamun, Minki Chatterji, Shawn Powers, and Elana Safran
This report describes the data, design, and methodology for an impact evaluation of the Millennium Challenge Corporation's Zanzibar Cable Activity, which involves laying a new submarine cable to provide a more reliable source of electricity to Unguja Island to increase economic growth, reduce poverty, and improve the standard of living. The study found that an unreliable electricity supply increases hotel costs and decreases revenues.