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  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Electricity connections of firms in Lusaka

    In brief: There is very limited information available on energy access of Zambian firms and this may inhibit design of appropriate policies related to productive uses of energy. A new census of businesses in Lusaka suggests that over 96.6% of businesses surveyed appeared to have electricity access. Comparison with data on existing...

    13 Jul 2017 | Miljan Sladoje

  • Blog post

    Star power: Maharashtra starts rating industries by emissions

    An Indian state programme is aiming to curb air pollution by facilitating transparency in industry emissions, using ratings and targets that the public can view online. Measuring industry emissions The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) launched a new Star Rating Programme for air pollution on June 5, 2017–World Environment Day. The programme uses smoke-stack...

    10 Jul 2017 | Michael Greenstone, Rohini Pande, Nicholas Ryan, Anant Sudarshan

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Rural electrification, migration and structural transformation: Evidence from Ethiopia

    22 Jun 2017 | Stephie Fried, David Lagakos

  • Event

    Energy and education seminar

    IGC Tanzania hosted a seminar on 21 June in Dar Es Salaam which reported on the progress and results of recent research studies on the link between energy and education in Tanzania, and reviewed current policy challenges at the intersection of energy and education and generate ideas for steps forward. The event was co-hosted with the President’s Office for Regional...

    21 June 2017

  • Blog post

    Beyond a connection: Improving energy access in Indonesia with open data

    Fransiska’s business, a local bookstore in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, is frequently impacted by unpredictable electricity. Although her business is in a commercial area, the power often goes out during peak business hours. These interruptions affect her ability to run her business effectively: lights are often dim, her store gets hot because she is unable to run fans,...

    2 Jun 2017 | Davida Wood

  • Blog post

    Sacrificing consumption to mitigate catastrophic risks

    Many scientists agree that the probability of a rare environmental disaster increases as the stock of greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere. This column asks how much consumption current generations should be willing to sacrifice to reduce the risk of such a future catastrophe. If there were a way of immediately eliminating the risk of all future catastrophes,...

    29 May 2017 | Avinash Dixit, Tim Besley

  • Publication - Project Report

    Rural electrification with off-grid community microgrids: An impact evaluation in Uttar Pradesh, India

    17 May 2017 | Michaël Aklin, Patrick Bayer, S.P. Harish, Johannes Urpelainen

  • Project

    Rural electrification with off-grid community microgrids: An impact evaluation in Uttar Pradesh, India

    Randomised controlled trial measuring effect of installing solar microgrids in 81 villages in Uttar Pradesh who previously had no electricity and used kerosene lamps to light their homes. Villagers spent considerably less money on buying kerosene after subscribing to the solar service. However, researchers found no evidence of broader socio-economic impacts on...

    17 May 2017 | Michaël Aklin, Patrick Bayer, S.P. Harish, Johannes Urpelainen

  • Project

    Electrification effects on firm productivity in Ethiopia

    Energy as a driver of growth appears intuitive to most observers, and access to reliable sources of energy is especially understood to be an engine of industrialisation and growth in developing countries. However, policymakers and academics are still in the dark about the extent and the exact mechanisms of how energy investments translate into growth. This underlying...

    10 May 2017 | Niclas Moneke

  • Project

    Non-price energy conservation programme and household energy consumption in Bangladesh

    In order to meet the growing energy demand in developing countries and the obligation to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in dealing with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, various governments are striving for higher energy production and better energy conservation while achieving sustainable economic development. As a result, countries across the...

    8 May 2017 | Asadul Islam, Liang Choon Wang, Ahsanuzzaman A