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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.


Researching ways to improve the reliability of electricity systems.

Renewable Energy

Researching ways to utilise natural resources to increase capacity.

Grid Access

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

News and Resources
EEG Energy Insight: Scaling up Rural Electrification in Uganda

Uganda, which has one of the most liberalised electricity sectors in Africa, offers a useful lens for examining the effect of power sector reform on social objectives, including energy access.

EEG Energy Insight: Energy and disability

The universal energy access agenda has typically focused attention on the inclusion of vulnerable individuals in society, typically women, children and the elderly. Relatively little focus has been placed on the energy deficit experienced by people with disabilities.

EEG Energy Insight: Thinking differently about energy access in displacement situations

Energy services are essential to improving displaced people’s life-chances, whether through powering clinics, pumping and treating water, enabling clean cooking, lighting public spaces, or facilitating educational and productive activities.

Transforming Energy Access: Innovations towards SDG 7
Transforming Energy Access: Innovations towards SDG 7

EEG takes part in event dedicated to accelerating the transition between clean energy innovations and impact at scale.

Latest projects
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man works wood in the village in front of the capital Freetown, SIerra Leone
Electricity and productivity in Sierra Leone 

Electrifying growth: Electricity access for productive use 

New Project
Woman in sari sorting grain from husk with electric fan propeller standing on roof in Vashist, India
Super-efficient appliances and low-cost battery storage

What role can energy efficiency and battery storage play in improving access to reliable energy in India?

New Project