Energy Development Index (EDI)

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The Energy Development Index (EDI) measures the progress in transitioning to reliable, clean and efficient fuels and energy services - like electricity and modern cooking appliances - at the household and community levels for each of 80 countries.

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This tool is included in the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership.


The enhanced EDI is a multi-dimensional indicator that tracks energy development country-by-country. At the household level, it focuses on two key dimensions: access to electricity and access to clean cooking facilities. When looking at community level access, it considers modern energy use for public services (e.g. schools, water and sanitation, etc.) and energy for productive use, which deals with modern energy use as part of economic activity.

When to Use This Tool

This tool is most useful for development impacts assessments focused on:

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Key Outputs

EDI database, which presents detailed results for 80 countries, is available for download here:

How to Use This Tool

Level of Expertise

Key Inputs

The values for the variables used for measuring each indicator. The variables are:

  1. Access to clean cooking facilities: % share of modern energy use in total final consumption by residential sector;
  2. Access to electricity: % of population that has access to electricity, per capita electricity consumption;
  3. Access to energy for public services: per-capita public services electricity consumption; and,
  4. Access to energy for productive use: share of economic activities in the total final consumption.

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