Harnessing the UN's SE4All Initiative: How ECAs and Multilateral Partners Support Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Energy access is defined by the ability of a population to have household access to electricity and clean cooking facilities such as fuels and stoves that do not cause air pollution in homes. This should be a fundamental right. However, this is currently not the case for 1.3 billion people globally who lack access to electricity and a further 2.6 billion who lack access to clean cooking facilities. The key to success for any initiative in this sector will be close coordination to ensure effective outcomes.