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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.


News and Resources
COP24: OECD must help Asia transition away from coal

OECD countries must commit finance, technology, and research to help Asian economies transition away from coal.

SEforALL Energizing Finance: Why research is essential

With finance for energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa remaining constrained, it is critical for governments to achieve the greatest value from investments.

Washington DC by Pamela Baldinger
EEG Energy Insight: Gender equity in electric utilities

Profiles of three utilities that have undertaken measures to improve employment prospects for women in the power sector.

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EEG Energy Insight: Renewable Energy Auctions

A global review of best practice in the design and implementation of auctions for procuring new renewable energy capacity.

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.

Projects and Programmes
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Informing and supporting government energy reforms

Country Programme
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Sierra Leone

Informing and supporting energy reforms in Sierra Leone

Country Programme
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Renewable Energy Auctions

Improving the design and implementation of renewable energy auctions in Sub-Saharan Africa

Core Project
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Measuring electricity reliability with GridWatch sensors in West Africa.

Core Project