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Table 1 Data sources

From: The natural and capital infrastructure of potential post-electrification wealth creation in Kenya

Data source Feature types used Unitsa Year
Kenya’s Rural Electrification Authority World Resources Institute Number of schools, trade centers and healthcare centers per ward Number/1000 people 2014
Major rivers km
Agricultural development—average crop diversity Number of crops/km2 1997
Agricultural development—crop intensity Agricultural land/km2  
Kenya’s National Irrigation Board Small- and large-scale irrigation schemes Number/ward 2010
Joint Research Center European Soil Data Center, FAO Soil Database Soil quality and agro-ecological potential zones Agro-ecological zone score (I–VII) 1980, 2008
International Livestock Research Institute Major towns km
1st and 2nd tier roads km
Grid access km 2004
Society for International Development and the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics Population density People/km2 2009
Equity Bank Number of agent branches throughout the country Number/1000 people 2014
Safaricom Number of agent branches throughout the country Number/1000 people 2014
Solar and Microgrid Entrepreneurs Solar agent or microgrid location Number/ward 2014
World Bank and Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Nightlights by county GDP per capita ($US 2005) 2015
Operational Linescan System (OLS)
  1. aDistance is measured from ward center to the closest geometry-type feature (polygon line or point)