31 of January 2023

World Bank report reveals new data on energy indicators by country

The 2022 edition of the Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy (RISE) report (a set of indicators that helps comparing national policies and regulatory frameworks for sustainable energy across countries) reveals that:


  • Governments have improved their electricity access policies, with Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean scoring highest on this indicator;
  • The number of countries with advanced mini-grid policy frameworks more than doubled between 2019-2021, reflecting how mini-grids and solar home systems are now widely seen as sufficient substitutes for grid extension;
  • Over 40% of the countries surveyed offered financing options with public incentives to secure financing for mini-grid operators. This has had a positive effect on the cost of off-grid electricity, as the unsubsidised cost of mini-grids has fallen by a third, from US$0.55 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) in 2018 to US$0.38 per kWh in 2021.


Angola achieves a global score of 60 out of 100:


The latest report data for Angola, available here, assesses the country's renewable energy access indicator at 42 points on a scale that scores up to a maximum of 100.


The same data shows that in 2021:


  • Angola's electrification rate was 47%, with 50% of the population having access to clean cooking and with a score of 80 points on the indicator scoring the "Legal framework for renewable energy";
  • The indicator for "Planning for expansion of renewable energy" scores 67 points;


See the country data here.


Mozambique made the second most progress of any country between 2019 and 2021, increasing its renewable energy RISE score by 30 points from 29 to 59:


In Mozambique, the 2021 data, available here, ranks the renewable energy access indicator at 59 points/100, with an electrification rate of 31% in 2021 and with only 5% of the population having access to clean cooking.


The same data shows that in 2021:


  • Mozambique has the highest value (100) on the indicator assessing "Transparency and Utility Monitoring", which assesses the production of electricity available for sale to end users, as well as the transmission loss rate, the distribution loss rate and the retail - bill collection rate;
  • The country's electrification plans appear with a score of 37, in contrast to the indicator "Structure for off-grid systems" with 95.


See the country data here.


Every two years, the Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy or RISE report measures policy progress in 140 countries, representing over 98% of the world's population, on renewable energy, energy efficiency, access to electricity and access to clean cooking - the four target areas of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) on access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030.


The report is published by the World Bank with funding from the Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP).


Source © RISE