Metrics & Goals
Basic energy access dominates the way the international community measures progress against energy poverty across the world — which means we’re not talking about the right kind of energy for future prosperity.
Household access to basic electricity is important, but is not the same as the energy needed for job creation and business growth. We need to generate better data and new indicators that can inform policy, investment priorities, and track progress toward building the high-energy systems all modern economies require.
The Energy for Growth Hub shifts the conversation from minimal household energy access to a focus on cost, reliability, and scale of energy for industry, commerce, and other productive uses. We aim to push policy efforts toward solutions at scale and consistent with countries’ own development ambitions.
- MemoMeasurements of Energy Access: A better way?Energy access is one of the keystone development metrics. But how do we define "access", and what limitations does this methodology have?Learn More
- MemoEnergy Access Metrics in the World Bank’s RISE DataThe World Bank’s Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy (RISE) is a set of indicators intended “to help compare national policy and regulatory frameworks for sustainable energy.” Morgan Bazilian discusses key takeaways.Learn More