First, some facts. In Sub-Saharan Africa, on average, industry generates $700 of GDP per capita in Africa, less than a third of Latin America’s output ($2,500 per capita) and barely a fifth of East Asia’s ($3,400 per capita). In EU, only 30% of electricity produced is used by households. In the US, it’s currently 21% c. 15% in 1949. Only 25% of these households are rural i.e. only 5.25% of electricity generated is consumed by rural households. In 2014 in China 12% of electricity produced was used by households 62% of Sub-Saharan Africans are rural – c. 500 million people. By contrast, 25% of EU citizens, 18% of Americans, 7% of Japanese and 44% of Chinese live in rural areas. What can we say about this?