Electricity Access In Goma And Bukavu City, Democratic Republic Of Congo

Ngulwe Tumaini Wa Rusaati, Lwando Kamulete Espoir


More than half of the least developed countries people (LDCs) live without access to electricity and this lack of electricity is a barrier to achieving some of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this paper, we examine household access to electricity in Goma and Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) using survey data collected from April 14 to May 17, 2022. We find that (1) Goma with MTF has a high rate of access to electricity (83.03%), compared to Bukavu where only slightly more than half (58%) of the population has access to electricity. (2) In Tier 0, which corresponds to the absence of electricity, a significant percentage of households are connected to the electricity grid. (3) In Goma, there are several companies involved in grid-connected electricity supply, while in Bukavu 97.40% of households are supplied by SNEL.



electricity access, multi-tier framework, electricity access index, Goma, Bukavu, DRC.

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