Ari Perdana

Designation: Evaluation specialist, ADB
Ari Perdana is an evaluation specialist at the Independent Evaluation Department, Asian Development Bank. He has led evaluations on urban projects in India and Georgia, ADB safeguard capacity building in the Pacific countries, as well as Kyrgyz Republic and Georgia.

Blogs by author

Evidence shows modest gains in income and educational outcomes as a result of greater electricity access

The importance of electricity for poverty reduction is highlighted in the seventh Sustainable Development Goal: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

How do electricity access interventions affect social outcomes? A forthcoming systematic review.

In 2017, around 89 per cent of the global population, predominantly based in high-income countries, were fortunate enough to have access to a reliable source of electricity and were able to go about their personal and professional lives without the risk of a power cut, let alone the prospect of having no electricity access at all.