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Driving innovative research to inform and transform energy policy

The Applied Research Programme on Energy and Economic Growth (EEG) produces cutting-edge research on the links between energy and economic growth, working closely with policy makers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to build more sustainable, efficient, reliable and equitable energy systems.

 

Research Areas
Efficient & Productive use

Investigating how electricity supplies could be used more productively and energy efficiency improved.

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Reliability

Researching ways to improve the reliability of electricity systems.

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Renewable Energy

Researching ways to utilise natural resources to increase capacity.

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Grid Access

Researching the technological and political challenges in connecting people to the grid.

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News and Resources
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Making energy planning more strategic

Launch of five principles at COP26

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Final report for Ethiopia (PATHWAYS) project

Energy system development pathways for Ethiopia (PATHWAYS) project publishes final report

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Interview with Clark Miller

Principal Investigator on EEG project on improving the social and economic impact of energy infrastructure investments in Sierra Leone. 

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Does electricity access lead to economic growth and improved development outcomes?

EEG webinar considers the evidence

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Latest COVID-19 news and resources
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Electricity access and health behaviour before and during COVID-19 in Sierra Leone

This Energy Insight focuses on Sierra Leone, where just 2.5% of the rural population have access to electricity.

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The Impacts of COVID-19 on the Power Sector in Low and Middle Income Countries

Update on the International Energy Sector Organisations’ Response

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Falling living standards during the COVID-19 crisis

Research article documenting declines in employment and income in all settings beginning March 2020.

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For utilities in developing countries, revenue collection can be challenging

Read how COVID-19 could be exacerbating the problem

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Latest projects
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Projects
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The role of metering and infrastructure improvements in power system resilience during COVID-19
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Electricity access and resilience to COVID-19

Can electricity access help improve Sierra Leone's resilience to the COVID-19 crisis?

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Closing gaps in women’s employment in the energy sector

Tackling issues faced by women in the energy sector.

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