GDESSA - Gridded Dataset for Electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa

This high-resolution electrification dataset for Sub-Saharan Africa is developed at the Energy Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in cooperation with the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM).

The online interface allows browsing the population without access between 2014 and 2018, as well as the predicted electrification rates at the province-level and the estimated tiers of consumption for those with access to electricity. All the datasets have a resolution of 1 km.

The interface is developed with Google Earth Engine, and embeds the familiar features of Google Maps including switching from map to satellite view and looking for cities and places.

The underlying data can be retrieved from, while the scientific paper presenting the methodology and the validation of the dataset is currently under review. The source code and user guide for replicating, editing, and updating the data is found at Github

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