Uganda Electricity Access 1991-2021

Access to electricity is the percentage of population with access to electricity. Electrification data are collected from industry, national surveys and international sources.
  • Uganda electricity access for 2018 was 42.65%, a 10.83% increase from 2017.
  • Uganda electricity access for 2017 was 31.82%, a 5.12% increase from 2016.
  • Uganda electricity access for 2016 was 26.70%, a 8.2% increase from 2015.
  • Uganda electricity access for 2015 was 18.50%, a 1.9% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
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%
Uganda Electricity Access - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2018 42.65% 10.83%
2017 31.82% 5.12%
2016 26.70% 8.20%
2015 18.50% -1.90%
2014 20.40% 6.50%
2013 13.90% -4.71%
2012 18.61% 4.01%
2011 14.60% 2.50%
2010 12.10% 2.10%
2009 10.00% -4.88%
2008 14.88% 0.86%
2007 14.02% 5.02%
2006 9.00% 0.10%
2005 8.90% -2.54%
2004 11.44% 0.90%
2003 10.55% 2.75%
2002 7.80% -0.80%
2001 8.60% 0.86%
2000 7.74% 0.96%
1999 6.78% 0.97%
1998 5.81% 0.97%
1997 4.84% 0.97%
1996 3.87% -2.93%
1995 6.80% 4.85%
1994 1.95% 0.96%
1993 0.99% 0.96%
1992 0.04% -5.56%
1991 5.60% -5.56%