Côte d'Ivoire

Index rank 93

Balance Score


Energy Sustainability Index Rankings and Balance Score

 2011  2012  2013  Trend Score
Energy Performance  76  73  72   
Energy Security  43  36  36  B
Energy Equity  108  111  108  D
Environmental Sustainability  68  61  68  C
Contextual Performance  122  122  128   
Political Strength  125  126  124   
Societal Strength  125  126  126   
Economic Strength  104  106  116   
Overall Rank  96  91  93  BCD
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Key Metrics

Industrial sector (% of GDP) 0.0
TPEP / TPEC  (net energy exporter) 1.33
Emission intensity (kg CO2 per USD) 0.18
Energy affordability (USD per kWh) n.a.
GDP / capita (PPP, USD); GDP Group 1,591 (IV)
Energy intensity (million BTU per USD) 0.30
CO2 emissions (metric tons CO2 per capita) 0.29
Population Access to Electricity (%) 58.9
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Index Commentary

Côte d’Ivoire drops two places in the 2013 Index to rank 93 overall. The country struggles to balance the energy trilemma, with a fairly good performance on the energy security dimension offset by an average environmental sustainability result and low levels of energy equity. At the current level of economic and social development the country’s energy security is strong enough, but improvements to the electricity infrastructure will soon be needed, as 24% of generated electricity is lost in transmission and distribution. Energy equity remains poor as over 40% of the population still does not have access to electricity, and energy services are not affordable. Once the country further develops economically and is able to provide an even larger share of its population with access to modern energy services it will be challenging for the country to meet the growing demand, sustain the current level of energy security and maintain the relatively low environmental impact. Contextual performance overall remains poor, with minimal improvements and notable declines seen in healthcare systems and macroeconomic stability.