Electricity Access

About 790 million people still live without electricity. Hundreds of millions more live with insufficient, unreliable, or unaffordable electricity. Universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services by 2030 is a prerequisite for improving the living and working conditions of the currently energy deprived populations. Through six workstreams— Integrated Electrification Strategies and Planning; Global Facility on Mini Grids;  Off-Grid Solar (also known as Lighting Global);  Leave No One Behind;  Improving Livelihoods and Human Capital; and Financial Innovation for Electricity Access—ESMAP supports the development of new technologies like mini grids and solar home systems, provides targeted financing, and advises on long-term policy planning.