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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.

By Research Area
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.

EEG Core Projects and Programmes
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Sierra Leone

Informing and supporting energy reforms in Sierra Leone

Country Programme
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Informing and supporting power sectors in Myanmar.

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
Updates and Resources
EEG Energy Insight: Renewable Energy Auctions

A global review of best practice in the design and implementation of auctions (also called competitive tenders or bidding) for procuring new renewable energy capacity.

EEG Energy Insight: Sierra Leone

Exploring the role of research in addressing the challenges of delivering universal electricity access in Sierra Leone.

Power Sector Reforms in Africa, Asia and Latin America

This paper provides an overview of market-oriented power sector reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Latin America over the past twenty-five years.

Energy Efficiency in the Developing World

The literature assessing demand-side energy efficiency potential, and the policies that can be deployed to tap this potential has traditionally focused on developed and emerging economies.