This report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) identifies pathways and makes recommendations to accelerate clean energy transitions in six Sahelian countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal). Its aim is to take stock of current energy trends in the Sahel and illustrate policy-relevant best practices that can help speedily advance energy access, energy sector development and the transition of the region’s energy systems towards the use of ever-cleaner sources. The report highlights key policy recommendations and opportunities to help policy makers build future energy systems based on clean, affordable and efficient energy sources and practices.

This report is part of a wider IEA initiative that seeks to foster efforts towards advancing clean energy transitions in Africa by enhancing regional energy sector collaboration. The initiative covers three regions – North Africa, the Horn and the Sahel – with reports taking stock of energy sector conditions and proposing pathways for accelerated transformation, and with technical workshops.

The full report can be downloaded here