Although Ethiopia has rapidly developed its power sector and increased access to electricity over the last twenty years, the country still has a long road ahead to meet SDG7, with more than 53% of the population lacking access to electricity services. To meet the government’s ambitious electricity program – which sets a goal for universal access by 2025 – the government will have to address the financial and policy barriers that currently constrain the expansion of the power sector, and in particular the nascent distributed renewable energy sector.
The research project “Catalyzing investment for energy access: Making the case for change” was conducted by Power for All and supported by Energise Africa’s scale up funding from P4G. The report examines Ethiopia’s access to electricity challenge, benchmarking the country’s power sector to six regional peers: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
Download the report here