Well over 600 million people throughout the world do not have access to electricity, while another 1.5 billion suffer with unreliable electricity services. Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for more than 70% of the electricity access gap. Moreover, writes David Lecoque of the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), the number of people without access to electricity did not change all that much between 2019 and 2021.
The 33 least-developed countries in Africa are among those with the greatest electricity-access deficits in the world, but they only received 37% of the continent’s renewable-energy commitments in the 2010-19 period.
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