resource | the World Bank Group: report on the State of Electricity Access

Energy for all people around the globe.
June 22, 2018


video | about world electricity access
From the World Bank Group.

about | A snapshot of the status of electricity access in the world — the World Bank Group: the State of Electricity Access Report explores how countries can make universal electricity access possible, how clean energy fits into the picture, and how innovative service delivery models can speed-up progress with our sustainable goal on energy.

The report is funded by the World Bank Group’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program. Today, still 1 billion people world-wide live without electricity — that’s 15% of the global population.

The State of Electricity Access Report prompts governments, donors, the private sector, civil society organizations, and practitioners to develop interventions to close the electricity access gap around the world — with innovative business + delivery models.

with descriptions from: the World Bank Group


report title: the State of Electricity Access
from: the World Bank Group

The report has 5 questions:

  1. Why is electricity access key to achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development from the United Nations?
  2. What is the status of electricity access?
  3. What are the challenges + drivers of transformative electricity access?
  4. Why is it important to explore co-operation between access, renewable energy, and energy efficiency?
  5. What are the new, innovative business + delivery models?

The key findings are:

  • Urgent actions need to speed-up access to modern energy services or there will still be several countries in 2030 — mostly in sub-Saharan Africa — with a significant percent of the population going without electricity.
  • 1 billion people in sub-Saharan Africa may gain electricity access by 2040 — but an estimated 530 million will still not have electricity access due to population growth.
  • In countries with low levels of electricity access — 1. on-grid solutions: traditional power lines  2. off-grid solutions: solar mini, micro grids — are vital for universal access. But they have to be  supported by proper institutions, policies, strategic planning, regulations, and incentives.
  • The good news is lower costs for renewable energy tech like solar, adequate energy efficiency measures, and innovation can help countries. The private sector can finance interventions, assuming there are incentives for investors to earn returns on their investments.
  • Energy is linked to every other critical sustainable development challenge — health, education, food security, gender equality, poverty reduction, employment, and climate change. Meeting universal electricity access is essential to reaching other Global Goals for Sustainable Development from the United Nations.
  • Innovative energy service delivery mechanisms offer new private sector off-grid electricity — but only if countries can help them replicate and scale-up.

* SDG is the Global Goals for Sustainable Development from the United Nations


about | the World Bank Group
Meeting world threats across borders.

Pandemics, climate change, conflict. World threats can only be solved with co-operation + coordination across borders. The World Bank Group meets new challenges to end extreme poverty,  to create opportunity for all people.

Along with a vast network of world-wide partners, we adapt new innovative lending techniques, partnering with the private sector to expand funding for development — and help global threats that affect rich and poor.

Join us in ending poverty. Eugene Meyer, the first World Bank president said: “For we shall prosper individually, only as we prosper collectively.”

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infographic | below

year: 2014
infographic title: Africa’s electricity divide
publication: the Globalist
source • no. 1: International Energy Agency
source • no. 2: Center for Global Development


on the web | essentials

the World Bank Grp. | main
the World Bank Grp. | the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program
the World Bank Grp. | the State of Electricity Access Report • website no. 1
the World Bank Grp. | the State of Electricity Access Report • website no. 2

the World Bank Grp. | YouTube channel
the World Bank Grp. | video – title

the United Nations | main
the United Nations | the Global Goals for Sustainable Development

the United Nations | YouTube channel
the United Nations | video • What is sustainable development?

Sustainable Energy for All • the United Nations + the World Bank Group | main
Sustainable Energy for All • the United Nations + the World Bank Group | YouTube channel

Wikipedia | the World Bank Group: main
Wikipedia | the World Bank Group: the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program

Wikipedia
| the United Nations: main
Wikipedia | the United Nations: the Global Goals for Sustainable Development
Wikipedia
| Sustainable Energy for All

Wikipedia | International Energy Agency
Wikipedia | International Renewable Energy Agency
Wikipedia | the Center for Global Development
Wikipedia | the Organisation for Economic Co-operation + Development


on the weblearning

Wikipedia| what is energy poverty
Wikipedia | what is a developed country
Wikipedia | what is a developing country
Wikipedia | what is renewable energy



about | the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program
A partnership of the World Bank.

The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program of the World Bank Group is a partnership between the World Bank Group and 18 partners to help low income countries reduce poverty and boost growth — with environmentally sustainable energy solutions.

The program’s analytical + advisory services are fully integrated within the World Bank Group’s country financing and policy dialogue in the energy sector.

Through the World Bank Group, the program works to accelerate the energy transition required to achieve: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: no. 7  — to ensure all people have access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, safe modern energy.

The program hosts 4 flagship reports under Sustainable Energy for All — a joint project with the United Nations.

— the 4 flagship reports —

report no. 1
the State of Electricity Access Report — at: Energy Sector Mgmt. Assistance Program • the World Bank Grp.
the State of Electricity Access Report — at: the World Bank Grp.

report no. 2
the Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy — at: Energy Sector Mgmt. Assistance Program • the World Bank Grp.
the Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy — at: Sustainable Energy for All • the World Bank Grp. + the United Nations

the Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy | video

report no. 3
the Global Tracking Framework — at: Energy Sector Mgmt. Assistance Program • the World Bank Grp.
the Global Tracking Framework — at: Sustainable Energy for All • the World Bank Grp. + the United Nations

report no. 4
the Multi-Tier Framework for Measuring Energy Access — at: Energy Sector Mgmt. Assistance Program • the World Bank Grp.

 

* ESMAP is Energy Sector Management Assistance Program
* RISE is Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy
* GTF is Global Tracking Framework
* MTF is Multi-Tier Framework for Measuring Energy Access




on the web | event

group: Terrapinn
event: Power + Electricity World Africa
date: each year


on the web | background

US Agency on International Development | main
US Agency on International Development | Power Africa

* USAID is the United States Agency for International Developement



helping hands | progress in Africa
For land use + development — construction, infrastructure, utilities, financing, social welfare.

Build Africa Forum | main
Akon Lighting Africa | main
Bill + Melinda Gates Foundation | main