ESG Data Guide 2024

World Resources Institute - Energy Access Explorer

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Social data
  • Geospatial, Energy Access Challenges and Opportunities

The data offers solutions for:

  • Carbon footprinting
  • Environmental impact analysis and insight
  • Investment decisions and portfolio insight
  • Social impact analysis and insight
  • Transition plan assessments
  • Multicriteria decision analytical algorithm to identify high priority areas for energy access interventions

Who are the data users?

  • Financial institutions
  • Government
  • Investors
  • Clean energy businesses; Energy planning agencies; Donors and development finance institutions; Service delivery institutions in the health, education and agriculture sectors; Stakeholders in the clean cooking space

Brief description of the data offering

EAE is WRI’s award-winning, Data-driven, Integrated & Inclusive Approach to Achieving Universal Access to Energy for Equitable Development. EAE is the first open-source, online, and interactive geospatial platform that enables clean energy entrepreneurs, energy planners, donors, and development-oriented institutions to identify high-priority areas for energy access interventions. Using spatial data to link energy supply with growing or unmet demand is essential to gaining a better picture of energy access and expanding energy services to those who most need it. Furthermore, EAE functions as a dynamic information system and data repository, reducing software engineering and transaction costs for data providers and users. 

Where and how do you source your data?

Data sources include global, regional, national and subnational databases, satellite imagery and data collected through primary surveys. 

What is the cost for your data offering?

No subscription fees.