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SDG7 Database

Historical time series on access to electricity and clean cooking (SDG 7.1) and progress towards SDG targets on renewables (SDG 7.2) and energy efficiency (SDG 7.3)

Overview

This data set is updated as a part of the IEA’s role as co-custodian for tracking progress on Sustainable Development Goal 7. The other co-custodians include International Renewable Energy Agency, United Nations Statistics Division, the World Bank, and World Health Organisation.

Access to electricity

Share of population with access to electricity for regions and over 100 individual countries from 2000 to 2022 in five-year increments. Also provides urban and rural access shares and total population without access by country and region in 2022.

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  • Access to electricity data set (SDG 7.1.1)
    15/09/2023

Access to clean cooking

This database reports on the share of population with clean cooking access, defined as a household having access to (and making primary use of) modern fuels and technologies, including natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), electricity, ethanol and biogas, or intermediate and advanced improved biomass cook stoves (ISO tier ≥ 1). Shares are provided for regions and over 100 individual countries from 2000 to 2022 in five-year increments. Also provides the total population without access and the population relying on traditional use of biomass in 2022. The main source was the World Health Organisation (WHO) Household Energy Database, which compiles national survey data on household cooking practices at urban and rural levels.

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  • Access to clean cooking data set (SDG 7.1.2)
    15/09/2023

Energy intensity

Energy intensity measured in terms of primary energy and GDP (SDG 7.3.1) for over 220 countries and M49 regional groupings (SDG classification) for years 1990 to 2021.

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  • Energy intensity data set (SDG 7.3.1)
    15/09/2023

Share of modern renewables

Share of modern renewables in total final energy consumption for over 220 countries and M49 regional groupings (SDG classification) for years 1990 to 2021.

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  • Share of modern renewables data set
    15/09/2023

Schedule

This database is updated annually.

  • 15/09/2023
    Latest

    September 2023

  • 30/03/2022
    Past

    March 2022

This work is available under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (CC BY 4.0).