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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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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
Updates and Resources
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EEG Energy Insight: Conflict sensitivity

Understanding and applying best practice in the energy sector in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS).

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EEG Energy Insight: Energy & Poverty

An overview of the links between a lack of access to modern energy services and poverty.

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EEG Energy Insight: Political Economy Analysis

Using political economy analysis to inform applied research programmes – the case of EEG.

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EEG Energy Insight: Gender opportunities and constraints

Investigating programmatic trends and upcoming studies on the gendered impacts of large-scale energy projects.