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Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report provides the international community with a global dashboard to register progress on the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7): ensuring universal energy access, doubling progress on energy efficiency and substantially increasing the share of renewable energy. It also registers progress towards enhanced international cooperation to facilitate access to clean and renewable energy by 2030, as well as on the expansion of infrastructure and technology upgrade for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries. It assesses the progress made by each country on these targets and provides a snapshot of how far we are from achieving SDG7. The 2023 release is the ninth edition of this report, which was formerly known as the Global Tracking Framework (GTF).

SDG7 Targets


Custodian Agency

7.1 By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services


7.1.1 - Proportion of population with access to electricity

World Bank (WB)

7.1.2 - Proportion of population with primary reliance on clean fuels and technology

World Health Organization (WHO)

7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix

7.2.1 - Renewable energy share in the total final energy consumption


International Energy Agency (IEA), International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), UN Statistics Division (UNSD)

7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency

7.3.1 - Energy intensity measured in terms of primary energy and GDP

International Energy Agency (IEA), UN Statistics Division (UNSD)

7.a By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology

7.a.1 - International financial flows to developing countries in support of clean energy research and development and renewable energy production, including in hybrid systems

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

7.b: By 2030, expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States and landlocked developing countries, in accordance with their respective programmes of support

7.b.1 - Installed renewable energy-generating capacity in developing countries (in watts per capita)

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)


Our Partners

The Energy Progress Report is a joint report of the Custodian Agencies – the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the World Bank, and the World Health Organization (WHO).

It receives inputs from the SDG7 Technical Advisory Group which comprises more than 30 organizations around the world and has been made possible with the support of our partners.