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The Energy Access Situation in Developing Countries

World Health Organisation | November 2009

Expanding access to modern energy services is an enormous challenge for developing countries, especially in the poorest countries. This report takes stock of the current energy access situation in developing countries. It covers a range of energy access data available from developing countries that is not currently accessible in one report and, at the same time, is also often neglected in global energy discussions. A broad range of energy access data is critical not only to understand countries’ energy access situation but also for developing policies and programmes that address energy poverty and for financing the expansion of access to modern energy services.