Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report

Sustainable Energy for All seeks to improve the lives of billions of people across the world and to ensure a more sustainable future by working to achieve its three objectives: universal access to energy; greater energy efficiency; and increased use of renewables.

Accountability and transparency are essential for tracking Sustainable Energy for All’s global progress. Doing so will clarify where the initiative stands, how various actions are contributing to the three objectives, how much remains to be accomplished, and where more action is needed to achieve Sustainable Energy For All.

A major first step was the development of a Global Tracking Framework that established baseline energy data. This provides the framework for the tracking of progress towards the SDG7 goals of energy access, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report 2018

Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report provides the international community with a global dashboard to register progress on the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7): ensuring universal energy access, doubling progress on energy efficiency and substantially increasing the share of renewable energy by 2030. It assesses the progress made by each country on these three targets and provides a snapshot of how far we are from achieving SDG7. The 2018 release is the fourth edition of this report, which is formerly known as the Global Tracking Framework (GTF).


Global Tracking Framework 2017

The third edition of the GTF provides an evidence-based look at progress at the regional, country, and international level toward ensuring universal access to modern energy services, doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, and doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency. The report provides an overview of long-term trends since 1990 and focuses on progress achieved in the most recent period, 2012–14.


Global Tracking Framework 2015

The second edition of Sustainable Energy For All (SEforALL) Global Tracking Framework provides an update on how fast the world moved toward sustainable energy goals between 2010 and 2012. It tracks progress toward universal access to modern energy, doubling the rate of energy efficiency improvements and doubling the share of renewable energy consumption in the global energy mix. The report also assesses whether the world is moving fast enough to achieve those goals by 2030.

The second edition was launched at the Second Annual SEforALL Forum in New York in May 2015 and at the Vienna Energy Forum in June. It includes ground-breaking work to define a 2015 multi-tier definition of energy access and other innovative monitoring tools. The World Bank, ESMAP and the International Energy Agency (IEA) lead the work, supported by 20 other organizations. The Global Tracking Framework can also aid in measuring progress towards the proposed Sustainable Development Goal on energy. (SDG7)

Global Tracking Framework 2013

The first SEforALL Global Tracking Framework was released in 2013 and identified indicators that track progress toward the SEforALL objectives of universal access to modern energy, doubling the rate of energy efficiency improvements and doubling the share of renewable energy consumption in the global energy mix. Compiled by experts from 15 organizations and led by the World Bank and the International Energy Agency, the report drew on data from more than 180 countries, which account for more than 95 percent of the world's population. The report also documented the evolution of the indicators between 1990 and 2010 to provide a baseline for assessing progress in the next twenty years. It provides a comprehensive snapshot of the energy status of countries with respect to access, efficiency and renewable energy, as well as energy consumption.


Full 2013 Global Tracking Framework


SEforALL Knowledge Hub

The Global Tracking Framework is one of four main initiatives of the SEforALL Global Knowledge Hub. Hosted by ESMAP, work under the hub focuses on two areas:

(i) research that supports implementation of SEforALL initiatives through frameworks that track and monitor progress and provide feedback; and

(ii) knowledge management work that collects information and data around key policy experiences and cases, and makes it readily accessible to policy- and decision-makers.

Other main initiatives of the hub are:

The Multi-Tier Framework for Measuring Access

Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy

State of the Energy Access Report

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