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19.09.2019 , Kandeh K. Yumkella

Energy, Employment, and Migration in Africa

African governments and their donors and partners are already committed to investing in skills-building and job creation. Given its implications...

Increasingly, large international corporations are investing in off-grid companies, thereby providing a powerful boost on the one hand and...

Access to energy plays a critical role in economic development. But bad government policies have affected energy security in many developing...

A new analysis shows that despite its pledges to tackle climate change, the UK continues to support fossil fuels through overseas development...

Capitalism has often been identified as the underlying cause of the climate crisis. A leading voice on the subject is Naomi Klein, one of the climate...

16.07.2019 , The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)

High-profile bankruptcies in the off-grid sector: Where do we go from here?

The high-profile bankruptcies of some of the African off-grid industry’s best-known brands has raised questions on the long-term viability of current...

15.07.2019 , Ashwini K Swain and Navroz K Dubash

Beyond Poles and Wires: How to Keep the Electrons Flowing?

India’s move to electrify every village and household in the country has been lauded as a success. Building on decades of targeted programmes and...

04.07.2019 , Rob Fetter, June Lukuyu, Jay Taneja and Nathan Williams

Can microgrids enable macro development?

Standing in the bustling peri-urban settlement of Ngwerere, where nearly 1,000 Zambians live on the outskirts of Lusaka, you can see the power lines...

Should renewable energy developers invest in vocational training? Job creation? Home repair? 

The answer, based on best practice in emerging...

From assuming superiority to stealing ideas, international organisations can do more harm than good when partnering with local ones. But there are...