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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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Register for new EEG webinar

Does energy access promote economic growth?

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Synthesis report: 6th Strategic Energy Planning Roundtable

Sixth roundtable discussion on strategic energy planning, 1 July 2021 

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How probabilistic electricity demand forecasts can expedite universal access to clean and reliable electricity

Highlighting an underrepresented and complementary area of research.

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Interview with Lucas Davis

Principal Investigator on the EEG electricity and air conditioning in Sierra Leone project

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Latest COVID-19 news and resources
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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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EEG Energy Insight: Learning from the COVID-19 experience

A framework for a resilient regional electricity grid for Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and India

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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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