We need to close the energy access gap. It is a challenge inherent in Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7) of achieving universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy services by 2030 and has been a priority for many practitioners.

Unlocking the necessary investments in energy access of more than $49 billion annually over the period 2010-2030, requires a greater understanding of where finance is flowing and whether flows meet the financing needs and absorptive capacity on the ground.

SEforALL has been consulting with partners on the new Strategic Framework to gather information to unlock finance for access.

SEforALL proposes to work with partners to develop a consistent, robust and transparent inventory of financial flows across the tiers for energy access in countries where progress needs to be made to reach 2030 objectives.

To support this process SEforALL is partnering with the Energy Access Practitioner Network to include questions on finance and investment in the Energy Access Practitioner Network Survey this year.

With your contribution to the survey you will directly increase the available information on existing and needed finance that will help unlock the necessary finance to close the access gap.

SEforALL will use responses to the survey to inform their support to leaders to go further faster- so they can drive forward innovations that unlock the right types of capital at the right time for centralized and decentralized approaches to energy access.

This includes support to deliver financing approaches that support access for the poorest and most marginalized people.

Thank you very much for taking the time to participate in the Energy Access Practitioner Network survey.

Read more Practitioner Network Survey Letter