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|| Next Level Sustainable Energy Provision in Line with People’s Needs - A Proposal for Extending the Multi-Tier Framework for Monitoring SDG7
|| Fraunhofer ISI & Institute for Resource Efficiency and Energy Strategies
|| Inga Boie, Jan Steinbach, Catrice Christ, Natalia Ashley Belbin, Oliver Lösch, Alexandra Denischenkova & Jose Ordonez
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|| November 2018
|| The progress towards reaching the SDG7 is currently monitored based on a Multi-Tier Framework (MTF) for assessing the electricity access conditions on the national level. Although separate matrices exist for the assessment of energy access for households, public and productive uses, so far, the focus of the MTF has been mainly on the electricity needs of private households, for example, for the provision of lighting, clean cooking solutions or basic communication services such as mobile phone charging.
Regarding the definition of the metrics for the tiers for assessing electricity access, the MTF for productive applications is based on the same assumptions concerning connection power and daily available capacity as defined for households. For the five tiers describing the levels of energy supply for productive applications, the MTF further assumes that tiers 3-5 successively meet the requirements of commercial activities and that in tier 5, electricity access does not cause significant issues for productive activities.
However, considering the connection power and daily capacities defined for the tiers, it becomes evident that the present monitoring of the attainment of SDG7 mainly places emphasis on the fulfillment of the basic needs for the use of private household applications and does not allow for a systematic and comparable assessment of electricity access conditions for private and productive uses.
The goal of this study to review the present methodology for monitoring the SDG7 targets and to develop an approach for monitoring access to electricity which also considers the significant role of productive uses of electricity in developing and emerging economies.
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