Multi-Tier Framework for Measuring Energy Access 2018
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
The World Bank, with the support of the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), has launched the Global Survey on Energy Access, which relies on the Multi-Tier Framework (MTF) approach. The first phase is being carried out in 17 countries across Latin America, Africa, and Asia. The survey's objective is to provide more nuanced data on energy access, including access to electricity and cooking solutions. The MTF approach goes beyond the traditional binary measurement of energy access-for example, "having or not having" a connection to electricity, and "using or not using" clean fuels in cooking - to capture the multidimensional nature of energy access and the vast range of technologies and sources that can provide energy access, while accounting for the large differences in user experiences. The MTF survey provides detailed household energy data for governments, development partners, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, investors, and service providers.
The MTF survey is a global baseline survey on household access to electricity and clean cooking, which goes beyond the binary approach to look at access as a spectrum of service levels experienced by households. The resulting dataset contains responses from households to questions on experiences concerning their electricity services and cooking practices, as well as questions on their basic socioeconomic factors, such as age, gender, education, expenditure, and health.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Version 01: Anonymous raw dataset for public distribution
This dataset is the raw dataset provided by the survey firm, without any personal information, such as name.
Household characteristics, access to electricity services and specific experiences, willingness to pay for Grid or Off-grid connection, fuel consumption, cooking equipment, assets, expenditure, time use, health, attitudes, economic shocks.
Producers and sponsors
Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)
Sample size of 4071. Stratified random sampling, with equal allocation between urban and rural areas and equal allocation between grid-user and non-user households. Nationally representative sample. For details on sampling, please refer to the sampling strategy document.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Personal Interview [capi]
Institut National de la Statistique du Niger
National Institute of Statistics
Downloadable copy available.
Energy Sector Management Assistance Program, World Bank. Multi-Tier Framework for Measuring Energy Access - Niger Household Survey (2018).
Disclaimer and copyrights
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.
(c) 2020, The World Bank
DDI Document ID
Development Economics Data Group
World Bank Group
Documentation of the survey
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 01 (March 2021).