Africa Energy Outlook

The report provide a comprehensive picture of today’s sub-Saharan energy sector and its future prospects in a global context – underlines the acute scarcity of modern energy services in many countries. The picture varies widely across the region, but, in sub-Saharan Africa as a whole, only 290 million out of 915 million people have access to electricity and the total number without access is rising. Efforts to promote electrification are gaining momentum, but are outpaced by population growth. Although investment in new energy supply is on the rise, two out of every three dollars put into the sub-Saharan energy sector since 2000 have been committed to the development of resources for export.