The Race for Universal Energy Access Speeds Up

"It's time to #EndEnergyPoverty"

A billion people still live without electricity, but certain countries are starting to adopt new approaches to expand electricity services – reaching millions of people in the past few years.The number of people gaining access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa has begun to outstrip population growth for the first time. In South Asia, progress has been even faster. Much more work will however be needed to achieve universal electrification by 2030, as called for in SDG7. The World Bank, in response, is significantly ramping up financing for energy access programs, with support for mini-grid and off-grid projects growing the fastest.

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James Damian

- Oct 20, 2021


- Jul 28, 2021
Very interesting.

jose luis

- Jul 13, 2021
muy bueno


- Jan 20, 2021
Great course! informative and knowledgeable documents.


- Oct 20, 2020
good progress

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Dec 3, 2019
The Race for Universal Energy Access Speeds Up

Andradiet I.J

- Nov 17, 2019
One billion people or 13 % of world population hasn't got access to electricity, while it has been realized that electricity is one major determinant factor to boost economy development, uplift the life quality, and leave behind the poverty. The ways to solve the electrification gap has been well identified, so only more effort and time are required. WB has performed tremendous continuous effort to successfully boost the electrification in many countries. In order to achieve zero poverty in 2030, contribution of the particular countries will be required.


- Oct 16, 2019

Dr. Illakkuvan

- Jun 6, 2019


- Apr 17, 2019
Good Watch...
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