Energy Development Index (EDI)
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:
Learn more about the topics for assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies (LEDS).
EDI database, which presents detailed results for 80 countries, is available for download here: http://www.iea.org/media/weowebsite/energydevelopment/2012updates/WEO2012EDIdatabase_WEB.xlsx
How to Use This Tool
Level of Expertise
The values for the variables used for measuring each indicator. The variables are:
- Access to clean cooking facilities: % share of modern energy use in total final consumption by residential sector;
- Access to electricity: % of population that has access to electricity, per capita electricity consumption;
- Access to energy for public services: per-capita public services electricity consumption; and,
- Access to energy for productive use: share of economic activities in the total final consumption.