The Sustainable Energy For All (SE4All) global tracking framework uses indicators that are technically rigorous, feasible to compute from current global energy databases and updated regularly. Progress toward each of the SE4All objectives is tracked by a principal indicator (Table 1) and supported by additional indicators.

 Table 1: Principal indicators for tracking progress on the SE4All objectives

  Energy Access Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy 
Objective  Ensure universal access to modern energy, including electricity and cooking Double the rate of improvement of energy efficiency Double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
Principal indicator Percentage of population with an electricity connection Percentage of population with primary reliance on non-solid fuels Compound annual growth rate of total primary energy supply to gross domestic product (GDP) at purchasing power parity (PPP) Percentage of total final consumption of energy from renewable sources
Data source  National household surveys following internationally standardized questionnaires (such as Demographic and Health Surveys, Income and Expenditure Surveys, Living Standard Measurement Surveys, Multi-Indicator Cluster Surveys, and some censuses) National energy balances collected in standardized form by the International Energy Agency for larger countries and the United Nations for smaller countries

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Principal indicators are also hosted in World Development Indicators

© World Bank 2015, based on IEA data in IEA World Energy Balances © OECD/IEA 2014


Bullet The first edition of the Global Tracking Framework (2013) lays out the methodology for tracking progress toward sustainable energy. Available global databases vary in their usefulness for tracking the three principal indicators. Over the medium term, the framework includes a concerted effort to improve these databases as part of the SE4All initiative. The latest edition of the Global Tracking Framework identifies the improvement in data collection methodologies and capacity building required to provide a more nuanced and accurate account of progress.