April 25, 2016 - Today we are thrilled to announce the launch
of Energy for Economic Growth (EEG)--- a five-year, $19 million research initiative led jointly by the Center for Effective Global Action
(CEGA) and the Energy Institute @ Haas.
Over the next five years, EEG will explore how investments in large-scale energy systems--- with a focus on supply, regulation, efficiency, and clean energy technology--- contribute to poverty alleviation and economic growth.
In collaboration with Oxford Policy Management
, an international development consultancy in the UK, and with support from the UK's Department for International Development (DFID), EEG will bring together a diverse network of leading academics from around the world.
The multi-disciplinary EEG consortium is led by EI@Haas Faculty Director Catherine Wolfram, who is the research director for the consortium. Berkeley Haas Professor Paul Gertler is the deputy research director.
After an initial agenda-setting year, EEG will support the generation of a rich body of new evidence. We will engage our extensive policy networks to ensure that the research speaks directly to the key challenges and questions faced by decision makers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
We invite you to join the EEG network by subscribing to our email list below. You will receive periodic updates and be the first to hear about opportunities to actively contribute to a world-class research program.
We hope you are as excited as we are about this new effort. We look forward to being in touch in the future!