Across sub-Saharan Africa, only 44% of people had access to electric power in 2017, compared with a global rate of 89%.

“I am particularly concerned by the dramatic lack of access to reliable, modern and sustainable energy in certain parts of the world, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, a region where we need to really concentrate our efforts.”

Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA)