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The IEA provides annual country-by-country data on access to electricity and clean cooking (SDG 7.1) and is the main source for tracking progress towards renewables (SDG 7.2) and energy efficiency (SDG 7.3) targets. Learn more below or read "Energy is at the heart of the sustainable development agenda to 2030" by IEA Executive Director Dr Fatih Birol.

  • Access to Electricity
  • Access to Clean Cooking
  • Renewables
  • Energy Efficiency

Target 7.1: By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services

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Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Proportion of population with access to electricity, 2016255075100
Created with Highcharts 6.1.4WorldDeveloping Countries200020160%100%2000 World: 73%

The number of people without access to electricity fell to 1.1 billion in 2016, down from 1.7 billion in 2000. China reached full electrification in 2015, while developing countries in Asia have made significant progress. In India, half a billion people have gained access to electricity since 2000, one of the greatest success stories in electrification. Many countries in other regions of the world have achieved near-universal access to electricity, including in North Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. And in sub-Saharan Africa, electrification efforts for the first time outpaced population growth in 2014, resulting in a drop in the number of people without electricity access.

Source on graph: IEA Energy Access Outlook, 2017. The World Bank also estimates country progress on electricity access on the basis of surveys, the basis for tracking progress towards SDG indicator 7.1.1. The IEA methodology for tracking electrification progress relies on government estimates of grid connections and country and commercial data on renewable decentralised access. This document, as well as any data and any map included herein are without prejudice to the status of or sovereignty over any territory, to the delimitation of international frontiers and boundaries and to the name of any territory, city or area.

Target 7.1: By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services

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