How Reliable Data and Analytics could Catapult Tanzania’s Energy and Development Gains

The Government of Tanzania, with support from World Resources Institute (WRI), Mott Foundation, Tanzanian Renewable Energy Association (TAREA), Tanzania Traditional Energy Development Organisation (TaTEDO) and other stakeholders, have partnered to support the development of inclusive, integrated, and data-driven energy plans. Using WRI’s Energy Access Explorer (EAE) – an online, open-source, interactive geospatial platform – clean energy entrepreneurs, energy planners, donors, and development-oriented institutions will gain insights on how to identify high-priority areas where energy access can be expanded.

EAE integrates and analyzes data on demographics, such as population density and asset ownership and data on social and productive uses of energy, such as schools, health care facilities, agricultural activities to assess current or potential demand for energy services.