Mapping the Future of Electricity Access in Côte d’Ivoire

Power Africa facilitators Dallied Kien, Aminata Cisse, and Souleymane Boene at a training with CIE participants
Power Africa facilitators Dallied Kien, Aminata Cisse, and Souleymane Boene at a training with CIE participants from the IT, studies, and distribution and commercial departments, who will take over ownership of the dashboard.
A screenshot of the PEPT Dashboard
The PEPT Dashboard was created to show analytics about the PEPT program and allow for easy-to-use data visualizations.

Using Data to Improve Understanding and Drive Impact

CIE recognized that measuring the impact of PEPT would be critical to the program’s ongoing success. The utility needed a platform that would allow them to edit, access, update, and display geospatial data, as well as visualize trends, perform analyses, and track the progress of connections in real time to help them make strategic decisions about the future of PEPT.

A screenshot of a map in the PEPT Dashboard
On the dashboard, a GIS application allows for users to easily view the data on a map and see how electrified communities are across the country.

Replicating Cote d’Ivoire’s Success across the Region

The PEPT Connections Dashboard is a promising model for other countries and utility companies to better visualize and analyze grid data. Power Africa developed criteria to help other countries’ power companies and policymakers determine if the tool is right for them. The team is also looking for ways to work with regional institutions to scale the dashboard across West Africa. Power Africa is even exploring how to adapt the dashboard for sector-specific needs, like connecting more health facilities to electricity.

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