WORLD BANK, Dominican Republic is world’s 6th worse in lost energy - Dominican Republic is the world’s sixth worse country in energy distribution and power lines losses, according to the World Bank study on World Development Indicators 2014, which evaluated 223 high, low and middle income countries.

In the report the country figures with losses as high 30%, second only to Botswana (56%), Congo (46%), Haiti (55%), Iraq (35%) and Nepal (34%).

Data from Dominican Republic’s State-owned Electric Utility (CDEEE) however losses close to 40%

The World Bank classifies Dominican Republic as a "medium-high income country," a group with distribution losses of 9%.

For low-income countries, the average is 15%, for medium is 10% income and for high income is 6%.

The percentages show that the country has to trim its losses from around 38% to 9%, which will lead to saving of US$715.0 million


Black In The Dominican Republic: Denying Blackness


In Latin America and Caribbean countries like the Dominican Republic many deny being of African decent, despite 90 percent of the population possessing black ancestry. Where has the blackness gone in the region?


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