"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.