There is growing recognition that modern energy is crucial to achieving a range of social and economic goals relating to poverty, health, education, equality and environmental sustainability, and this recognition is reflected in a number of new initiatives. A United Nations High Level Panel of Eminent Persons has recommended that universal access to modern energy services be included in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The United States has launched a Power Africa initiative, aimed at doubling electricity access in sub- Saharan Africa over five years. At the time of writing, 77 developing countries have signed up to the UN Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative, including many of those with the largest populations lacking access to modern energy. Many businesses, aid organisations and non-governmental organisations have also joined the SE4All initiative.