Date: December 2017

Access to Energy and Economic Development in Ghana


Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei


Energy is essential to guarantee access to clean water, sanitation, schooling and business in developing countries, and represents a key factor for growth and development. Despite its wealth of resources, Sub-Saharan Africa is among the world’s regions with the lowest energy consumption per capita and the largest concentration of energy poverty. Ghana is a rapidly growing Sub Saharan country, and it is among the most successful in improving electricity access. This report provides an overview of the country’s energy sector and energy access in terms of both electricity and modern fuel and cooking technologies. It then describes the policies and strategies to increase energy access in the country. Finally, it examines the challenges the country faces in increasing access to modern energy, the possible solutions, lessons learned, and policy recommendations.

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