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Useful sources about Africa

Natural resources & energy

Interactive map of Africa's electricity grids

The Africa Electricity Grids explorer is an interactive World Bank tool that maps African countries’ electrification rates according to both planned and existing lines.
Natural resources & energy

Global sustainable energy database

World Bank data on electrification rates by country population, as well as sources of energy generation including nuclear, renewables and coal.
Natural resources & energy

Database of mines by mineral and project size

A World Bank affiliated project, the Africa Power Mining database shows existing and planned mines across the continent by mineral, ore grade and project size. It synthesises existing data from annual reports, mining news sites, the US Geological Survey and others.
Natural resources & energy

Synthesis report on African mining investments

The State of Mining in Africa is a synthesised desktop-based report looking at investment trends and challenges on the continent. It includes royalty tax rates by country.
Natural resources & energy

World Bank sustainable energy database

The Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) database provides electrification rates per national population and sources of energy generation, including nuclear, renewables and coal. It is an initiative undertaken by the World Bank, the International Energy Agency and the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program.
Natural resources & energy

Database on global nuclear energy

The Nuclear Energy Agency's Nuclear Energy Data is an annual collation of statistics and country reports on nuclear power in all NEA member countries. Where available it includes government projections, fuel cycles and current nuclear production.
Natural resources & energy

Public spending on water and sanitation in sub-Saharan Africa

A 2011 World Bank reports that includes aggregated data and trends for public spending on water and sanitation in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Natural resources & energy

UN data on drinking water and sanitation

The UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) 2017 report is the formal global monitoring instrument used for the sustainable development goals. It provides aggregates at national level.