State of Energy Access Report



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The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) has committed to delivering the Global State of Energy Access Report (SEAR) project as part of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Knowledge Hub activities. It will complement the other aspects of the Knowledge Hub work by serving as a periodical stocktaking of the status and nature of progress on the issue of access to energy services.


The SEAR will present a picture of the varied and rich efforts to address energy access over time, and will thus build on the energy access databases developed by the Global Tracking Framework (GTF).


The SEAR’s ambition is to become the authoritative report on this topic, and an important ongoing resource for the post-2015 development agenda, including the SDGs. It is envisaged to include features such as: status and trends, linkages with poverty reduction and growth, drivers for transformation, links to energy planning exercises, institutional development, innovative delivery models, and impacts on communities and businesses, and selected case studies. In essence, it will produce a narrative on energy access beyond quantitative metrics, thus filling an important gap and better informing interested stakeholders such as governments, donors, and practitioners. The first edition of SEAR is planned to be released in 2016.








Contact: Ms. Rutu Dave


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