The African Development Bank has concluded the third edition of its Electricity Regulatory Index (ERI) for Africa. Based on an annual survey of policymakers and electricity regulators across Africa, the index measures progress in electricity regulatory environments. It allows African countries to compare their electricity regulation environments with international best practice and make improvements where necessary.
Facilitating access to electricity is of high importance to Africa’s development. It is one of the Bank’s five priority areas. As such, monitoring progress in electricity regulatory environments is critical.
The ERI 2020 survey covered 36 African nations. Uganda has for the third time in a row emerged as the top performer in this year’s Electricity Regulatory Index Report.