Rwanda Electricity Access 1992-2021

Access to electricity is the percentage of population with access to electricity. Electrification data are collected from industry, national surveys and international sources.
  • Rwanda electricity access for 2018 was 34.72%, a 0.62% increase from 2017.
  • Rwanda electricity access for 2017 was 34.10%, a 4.73% increase from 2016.
  • Rwanda electricity access for 2016 was 29.37%, a 6.57% increase from 2015.
  • Rwanda electricity access for 2015 was 22.80%, a 3% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Population
Tajikistan 99.30%
Afghanistan 98.71%
Nepal 93.92%
Syrian Arab Republic 86.00%
Comoros 81.92%
Senegal 66.96%
Yemen 62.00%
Gambia 60.30%
Togo 51.35%
Mali 50.90%
Eritrea 49.62%
North Korea 48.49%
Haiti 45.28%
Ethiopia 44.98%
Guinea 44.00%
Uganda 42.65%
Benin 41.53%
Zimbabwe 41.04%
Tanzania 35.56%
Somalia 35.26%
Rwanda 34.72%
Central African Republic 32.42%
Mozambique 31.10%
Guinea-Bissau 28.66%
South Sudan 28.20%
Sierra Leone 26.10%
Liberia 25.92%
Madagascar 25.91%
Congo, Dem. Rep. 18.98%
Malawi 18.02%
Niger 17.60%
Burkina Faso 14.40%
Chad 11.76%
Burundi 11.02%
Rwanda Electricity Access - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2018 34.72% 0.62%
2017 34.10% 4.73%
2016 29.37% 6.57%
2015 22.80% 3.00%
2014 19.80% 4.60%
2013 15.20% -2.30%
2012 17.50% 6.70%
2011 10.80% 1.10%
2010 9.70% -4.49%
2009 14.19% 8.19%
2008 6.00% -6.08%
2007 12.08% 1.04%
2006 11.05% 6.25%
2005 4.80% -4.15%
2004 8.95% 1.08%
2003 7.87% 1.10%
2002 6.77% 1.12%
2001 5.64% -0.56%
2000 6.20% 2.84%
1999 3.36% 1.15%
1998 2.21% 1.15%
1997 1.05% 0.65%
1996 0.41% 0.33%
1995 0.08% 0.07%
1994 0.01% 0.00%
1993 0.01% -2.29%
1992 2.30% -2.29%