The IGC is celebrating its 10-year anniversary by showcasing our most transformational growth ideas from the past decade. Running until December 2019, each week will focus on a key component of economic growth. This week focuses on expanding energy access.

Energy is a crucial input along the journey of development. In developing countries, getting people to pay for electricity is one of the biggest obstacles to expanding access to energy. Our most influential research in this area looks at the social norm of electricity as a right and its unintended consequences for expanding access, demand for and supply of energy, and the social and economic impacts of electrification.