Modelling universal access
Published on 16 August 2022
If the current pace of electrification is maintained, universal access will not be accomplished. By using futures modelling, UNDP and the Pardee Center for International Futures (University of Denver) assessed the current state of electricity around the globe and the synergies of achieving SDG7 targets on several development indicators. Country and regional-level results can be explored below.
Note: The cost of electricity access is calculated using estimates for costs of maintenance and for new construction, following the methodology used by Fay (2001) and Fay and Yepes (2003). The model holds unit costs constant across countries, time, and for different levels of infrastructure. See report (published shortly) for more details on the methodology.