Capturing the Multi-Dimensionality of Energy Access


World Bank
Live Wire
Mikul Bhatia
Nicolina Angelou
13 June 2014

This brief describes how a multitiered approach to measuring energy access proposed in the SE4ALL Global Tracking Framework of 2013 introduces a five-tier measurement methodology based on various energy attributes, such as quantity, quality, affordability and duration of supply. According to the authors, the approach makes it possible to compute a weighted index of access to energy for a given geographical area. Separate notes focusing on multi-tier measurement of energy access for households, productive enterprises and community institutions will extend the application of the new approach.