Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report 2019

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  • Global electrification rate reached 89 percent; the number of people without electricity access dropped to around 840 million, compared to 1 billion in 2016 and 1.2 billion in 2010.
  • Under current policies, an estimated 8 percent of global population will not have access to electricity in 2030, 90% of them will be in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Stronger political commitment, long-term energy planning, increased private financing and adequate policy and fiscal incentives will be crucial to achieve universal access.

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