Progress report 2019: EnDev gives 22.9 million people access to modern energy so far

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Bangladesh 2020/11/09

9 November 2020

EnDev is happy to share its key achievements on supporting households, schools, health centers and companies gain access to modern energy. Many lives have been positively changed.

EnDev is active across three continents

EnDev Bangladesh.jpg EnDev is active across three continents

Goals and results

EnDev aims to achieve sustainable access to modern energy for 27.5 million people by 2022*. By the end of 2019, EnDev facilitated sustainable access to modern energy services and technologies in total for 22.9 million people, 27,390 social infrastructures and 53,860 small and medium-sized enterprises. In 2019 alone, 1.6 million people, more than 1,000 social infrastructures and over 7,600 small and medium-sized enterprises were reached. EnDev interventions saved 2.33 million t CO2e emissions in 2019.

Key achievements EnDev**

  • 22.9 million people with access to modern energy
  • 16.8 million household members with improved cooking solutions
  • 6.1 million households with electricity
  • 2.3 million tonnes of CO2 emissions saved per year
  • 53,860 small and medium-sized enterprises with a modern form of energy for productive uses
  • 27,390 social infrastructures with a modern form of energy (among them 18,059 schools and 2,000 health centers)

Trends in EnDev’s work

Regionally, the focus on sub-Saharan African countries slightly increased in 2019, where 66% of the funds were committed, 62% of the global results can be attributed to this region. Overall, a total of 2,000 health centers and rural clinics were provided with access to modern energy, a majority of 1,430 are located in Africa.

53,860 small and medium-sized enterprises were reached and have benefitted from access to electricity and access to improved cooking solutions. Both in 2019 and 2018, the number of small and medium-sized enterprises gaining access to energy increased above average compared to the previous year. In 2019, 7,615 small and medium sized enterprises gained new access which is an overall increase of 14%. This path is expected to continue with an average of 11,000 additional small and medium-sized enterprises per year. The majority of SMEs have access to electricity. This trend is expected to continue.

In total there are 11,786 full-time equivalent jobs in the partner countries that can be attributed to EnDev. Since most real jobs are part-time, it is estimated that 23,572 employed or self-employed people can be attributed to EnDev´s activities.

In 2019, 2.33 million tonnes of CO2e were saved that can be attributed to EnDev. It is expected that the annual saving will follow a steady and moderate growth path in the coming years. The expected results from EnDev’s upcoming GCF-funded activities, will contribute to a more dynamic development on the emission reductions.

Dedicated partners

EnDev is a strategic partnership. Dedicated donors, partners and individuals work together to support social and economic development by providing access to modern, renewable energy in more than 20 countries around the globe.


You can read the entire progress report 2019 here. However, it refers to a time before the COVID-19 pandemic. The next progress report for 2020 will include information on the impact of the pandemic, the measures taken and the adjustments in the EnDev portfolio.


  • *target is dynamic and set on the basis of forecasted annual budgets
  • **as of December 2019