EEG research programme to finish on 30 September 2022

After nearly six years of work to help transform energy policy and investment decisions in low-income cities and countries, the EEG research programme will be completed in September 2022. A wealth of research papers and policy notes will be produced and disseminated over the last two months, many published by peer reviewed journals. These and others will all be available on the EEG website.

The end of our work in Sierra Leone was marked with a two-day workshop in May [LINK to news story], where two of our partners (Arizona State University and Wageningen University) updated officials on the implications of their research findings for policy in Sierra Leone. A similar workshop is planned for August to mark the end of our programme of research in Ethiopia, our other country programme.

One of our ongoing activities involves looking at all of the 30 plus research projects that EEG has sponsored to synthesise research findings around common topic areas. Synthesis papers on the use of energy modelling, evidence of the social and economic impacts of energy access, and learning around the use of technological approaches to reducing non-technical losses for utilities are all in production, with others expected to follow.

To ensure there will be continued access to EEG research materials, we have been in discussion with the Climate Compatible Growth (CCG) research programme regarding the longer-term hosting of our library of research papers, policy notes and Energy Insight documents. More news on this to follow.