Tag Archives: World Bank

February 17, 2017

Africa’s power policy ‘least developed in world’, says World Bank report

Sub-Saharan Africa still has one of the least developed policy environments for energy access in the world, according to a damning report from the World Bank. The Bank found that over 70% of Africa’s least electrified nations (with access rates of less than 20%) have made little progress in implementing any policy to increase electricity generation. Apart […]

February 2, 2017

New open-source GIS-based Mapping Tool for Off-Grid Applications

IFC–working closely with the World Bank–has recently launched an online tool to help develop off-grid energy projects in Sub Saharan Africa: the ‘Off-Grid Market Opportunity Tool’, which can be found at http://offgrid.energydata.info/. The database platform behind the tool’s interface (https://energydata.info/) builds on open geospatial data to provide a high level view of where markets for off-grid electrification […]