Gabon - Access to electricity, rural (% of rural population)

Access to electricity, rural (% of rural population) in Gabon was 42.31 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 24 years was 44.90 in 2012, while its lowest value was 21.64 in 1990.

Definition: Access to electricity, rural is the percentage of rural population with access to electricity.

Source: World Bank, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) database from the SE4ALL Global Tracking Framework led jointly by the World Bank, International Energy Agency, and the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program.

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Year Value
1990 21.64
1991 22.54
1992 23.44
1993 24.34
1994 25.23
1995 26.12
1996 26.99
1997 27.84
1998 28.68
1999 29.49
2000 29.70
2001 31.08
2002 31.86
2003 32.65
2004 33.44
2005 34.60
2006 35.08
2007 35.93
2008 36.81
2009 37.70
2010 38.61
2011 39.53
2012 44.90
2013 37.40
2014 42.31

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Data for access to electricity are collected among different sources: mostly data from nationally representative household surveys (including national censuses) were used. Survey sources include Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Living Standards Measurement Surveys (LSMS), Multi-Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), the World Health Survey (WHS), other nationally developed and implemented surveys, and various government agencies (for example, ministries of energy and utilities). Given the low frequency and the regional distribution of some surveys, a number of countries have gaps in available data. To develop the historical evolution and starting point of electrification rates, a simple modeling approach was adopted to fill in the missing data points - around 1990, around 2000, and around 2010. Therefore, a country can have a continuum of zero to three data points. There are 42 countries with zero data point and the weighted regional average was used as an estimate for electrification in each of the data periods. 170 countries have between one and three data points and missing data are estimated by using a model with region, country, and time variables. The model keeps the original observation if data is available for any of the time periods. This modeling approach allowed the estimation of electrification rates for 212 countries over these three time periods (Indicated as "Estimate"). Notation "Assumption" refers to the assumption of universal access in countries classified as developed by the United Nations.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual


Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Energy production & use