The Energy Data Platform

The Energy Data platform initiative supports partners —World Bank Group (WBG), clients, and teams, as well as development partners and other energy sector stakeholders— to use energy sector data and analytics for informed decision making toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) of ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all by 2030.

The initiative aggregates and stores open data sourced from WBG and partner organizations on its open source platform and provides data visualization tools and applications. The platform facilitates access to energy sector data and advanced analytics that can be used to inform strategic and project level decisions as well as enhance transparency.

Currently, there are 908 datasets and 23 applications covering 193 countries from the World Bank and 33 partner organizations available on

GIS Visualization Web Apps

As part of the Energy Data platform initiative, the GIS Visualization Web Apps develop new data visualization and analytical web applications with improved user-friendliness, consistent design, and standardization of technical approach. These apps inform and support energy sector planning activities, from on-and off-grid electrification programs to renewable energy deployment. They play a key role in the WBG’s financing, technical assistance, and knowledge sharing activities, and are considered a global public good that can be used by countries. In addition to supporting these apps, the initiative is planning to develop up to 10 new related applications.