Energy Access

Energy Access

The International Energy Agency estimates 1.4 billion people will still lack access to electricity in 2030 unless new approaches and policies are adopted. Successfully tackling electrification means adapting programs to local contexts and national environments. Without access to modern energy, it is not possible to achieve the Millennium Development Goals —  reducing poverty, improving women's and children's health, or broadening the reach of education.

 

Energy facilitates social and economic development, offering opportunity for improved lives and economic progress. The World Bank Group is helping countries pursue various public and private avenues of electrification, from centralized grid connections to off-grid approaches, in partnership with civil society organizations in rural areas. Collaborative initiatives including Lighting Africa and analytical studies and technical documents like the Business Models for Scaling up Energy Access have resulted in a wealth of knowledge and experience. 

 

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