Energizing Finance series
The Energizing Finance series consists of in-depth primary research and analysis by Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and partners that examines supply and demand for finance across two key areas of energy access: electricity and clean cooking.
The 2020 Energizing Finance research reveals that, yet again, finance levels for electricity and clean cooking remain far below the investment required to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7 – access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. The shortage has reached acute levels in many of the 20 high-impact countries across Africa and Asia with the largest access gaps that the reports track using the latest available data from 2018.
Energizing Finance also notes that achieving SDG7 will be impossible without speeding up the disbursement of energy finance commitments. Huge amounts of planned investment and funding support continue to be delayed or face multiple barriers, limiting impact on the ground and depriving vulnerable populations of energy access.
This report tracks finance for electricity and clean cooking committed in 2018 to 20 Sub-Saharan African and Asian countries - known as the high-impact countries (HICs) - that together are home to more than 80 percent of people globally without energy access.
This report identifies the gaps between commitments and disbursements of development finance for energy, as tracked in the OECD Creditor Reporting System (CRS) database. Since Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) is heavily linked to finance - specifically the disbursement of funds - it is vital to examine the efficiency with which finance is actually disbursed to achieve energy targets.
Energizing Finance: Understanding the Landscape 2019 provides an update on the investments for electricity access and clean cooking.
Energizing Finance: Taking the Pulse 2019 details the energy access financing challenge faced in three countries: Madagascar, the Philippines and Uganda. The report provides crucial insights into how national contexts shape finance flows for electricity and clean cooking access.
Building upon the first 2017 report that examined financing flows during 2013-14 (averaged annually), this report updates these findings with energy access finance commitments from 2015-16.
This study illustrates how enterprises delivering access to electricity and clean cooking are being financed in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Myanmar and Nigeria.
This report is specifically geared for government leaders, public/private finance players and energy access enterprises that play critical roles in catalyzing action on access to electricity and clean cooking.
This analysis looks at development finance flowing towards the energy sector and the barriers to disbursement of these funds.
This report aims to advance the understanding of finance directed toward the developing world’s energy sectors, covering both electricity and clean cooking.