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Part 1: Understanding the Relationship Between Energy Access and Extreme Poverty


This report provides an overall picture of the number of people in extreme poverty living in sub-Saharan Africa and the Indo-Pacific who don’t have access to energy. We examine the key drivers of poverty and lack of energy access and how these interact. Specifically, we looked at the similarities and differences in energy needs, the access barriers people face, and the factors that are likely to hamper people’s ability to take up market mechanisms. We looked at extreme poverty in general, and among six specific demographic groups:

  • Rural workers.
  • Residents of informal urban settlements.
  • People in fragile and conflict-affected areas.
  • Displaced people.
  • Women and girls.
  • People with disabilities.

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