New scorecard for national sustainable energy policies finds sub-Saharan Africa lagging far behind

The World Bank has launched a new scorecard that looks at the sustainable energy policies in 111 countries, marking them green, yellow and red. The scorecard, and accompanying report, reveal policies in sub-Saharan Africa are far behind those in other countries, and that many countries are failing to take advantage of "quick win" energy efficiency policies.

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  • Sophie Edwards

    Sophie Edwards is a Reporter for Devex based in London covering global development news including global education, water and sanitation, innovative financing, the environment along with other topics. She has previously worked for NGOs, the World Bank and spent a number of years as a journalist for a regional newspaper in the U.K. She has an MA from the Institute of Development Studies and a BA from Cambridge University.