About the data

Learn more about how the data for this interactive was researched and collected, along with additional sources and notes.

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Research and data collection

Selection criteria

The mapping targets programs, policy instruments, businesses and organizations engaged in gender equality, social inclusion, and women’s empowerment at the intersection of the sustainable energy and climate change agendas.

This is a living site, which will be continually updated as new information and data is identified or submitted.

The following three criteria had to be met to be included in the mapping:

  1. Be engaged in sustainable energy—from the perspective of energy poverty or the clean energy transition. Climate change activities not related to energy were not considered. For access to energy (or energy poverty), activities that use Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) or other fossil fuels were considered.
  2. Be active in at least one of the various sustainable energy activities, including: energy production, distribution, consumption, financing, and policy; advocacy; knowledge management; awareness raising and networking.
  3. Programs, policy instruments, businesses, or organizations must focus on gender equality, to include women and/or target marginalized groups (e.g., the poor, the handicapped, ethnic minorities, religious minorities). Programs that address energy access in underserved areas fit the "social inclusion" criterion.

Opening Doors: Mapping the Landscape for Sustainable Energy, Gender Diversity & Social Inclusion - Faces of Energy expands on the mapping in the Opening Doors report, which focuses on 45 countries where there are significant challenges in providing sustainable energy services to all, including access to electricity, clean cooking, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Additional sources

Global Tracking Framework 2017 aims to provide the international community with a global dashboard to register progress on energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energy. It assesses the progress made by each country on these three pillars and provides a snapshot of how far we are from achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets.

World Bank Development Indicators are the World’s premier compilation of cross-country comparable data on development. The database contains more than 1,400 time series indicators for 217 economies and more than 40 country groups, with data for many indicators going back more than 50 years.


  1. The map was produced for SEforALL. Map outlines are sourced from Natural Earth and are based on the World Bank map of the world. Three of the 218 World Bank countries have not been included: Channel Islands; Taiwan, China; West Bank and Gaza.
  2. The boundaries, colors, denominations and any other information shown on the map do not imply, on the part of SEforALL, any judgment on the legal status of any territory or any endorsement or acceptance of such boundaries.
  3. The dotted lines on the map show disputed areas and breakaway regions. The dotted line in Jammu and Kashmir represents approximately the Line of Control by India and Pakistan. The final status of Jammu and Kashmir has not yet been agreed upon by the parties.
  4. GDP per capita values are in constant 2010 US dollars.