Energy Access For Urban Poor

More than 1 billion people currently live in urban slums and informal settlements. These communities often lack access to legal, safe, and affordable electricity. Policy and regulatory frameworks lack provisions that could help facilitate the delivery of energy services in these areas. With rapid urbanization occurring in developing countries and cities expected to house about two thirds of the world’s population by 2050, dedicated efforts on urban electricity access are needed to meet universal electricity access by 2030.

ESMAP’s Energy Access for the Urban Poor works at the country level since 2014 to help countries achieve their access goals.