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The Energy Access Situation in Developing Countries: A Review Focusing on the Least Developed Countries and Sub-Saharan Africa

Sources:

United Nations

Authors:

Gwénaëlle Legros

Ines Havet

Nigel Bruce

Sophie Bonjour

Kamal Rijal

Minoru Takada

Carlos Dora

Date:

1 August 2011

In this report, the authors look at modern energy services in developing countries. The primary purpose of this document is to quantify and report the statistics related to energy use, energy poverty and the health impacts of energy in developing countries. This document is focused mainly on sub-Saharan Africa and South Asian because these areas have the highest percentages of energy poverty.