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The International Energy Agency's (IEA) Africa Energy Outlook—a Special Report in the 2014 World Energy Outlook series—offers a comprehensive analytical study of energy in Africa, specifically in sub-Saharan Africa, the epicenter of the global challenge to overcome energy poverty.

Source: International Energy Agency
Date: January 2014

The International Geothermal Association (IGA), founded in 1988, is a scientific, educational and cultural organization. As of 2016, the IGA has more than 5,000 members in over 65 countries.

Source: International Geothermal Association

The key challenges facing Africa’s power sector are inadequate generation capacity, limited electrification, low power consumption, unreliable services, high costs, and a financing gap of approximately $23 billion a year, according to the authors of this policy brief.

Source: African Development Bank Group
Date: January 2010

TRANSrisk conducted 15 case studies that explore the transition to low-carbon economies, including 14 country-level case studies and one at the global and regional level.

Source: Transitions Pathways and Risk Analysis for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption Strategies (TRANSrisk)
Date: November 2016

In 2009, the World Bank established the Africa Renewable Energy and Access (AFREA) program to focus on the special needs of the energy sector in Africa, where limited access to modern energy constrains development and the opportunity presents itself to leapfrog to cleaner renewable energy suppli

Source: World Bank Group
Date: January 2015

This report presents the results of a study on lighting products market research in Ethiopia that was commissioned by the Lighting Africa Program.

Source: Lighting Africa Program (World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) Joint Program)
Date: June 2013

This report focuses on the Rwandan energy sector and investigates the following topics: the structure and organization of the energy sector, energy demand and supply, energy investment programs, financing energy investments and options for financing private sector energy projects.

Source: African Development Bank
Date: January 2013

This annual report provides a comprehensive and detailed picture of the investment landscape across fuels, technologies and countries.

Source: International Energy Agency (IEA)
Date: September 2016

The East African Community is the second-largest single regional market in Africa and economically one of the fastest growing regions in sub-Saharan Africa.

Source: Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century

This report discusses the energy sector in Nigeria and recommends five actions for harnessing the country's renewable energy potential: providing incentives for renewable energy uptake, ensuring sufficient and affordable capital financing, improving public understanding of renewable energy, cult

Source: Renewable Energy Potential in Nigeria: Low-carbon Approaches to Tackling Nigeria’s Energy Poverty
Date: December 2012