Tag: research

Our Senegal research features in an article in The Economist

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Under the headline “How the other half cooks“, The Economist features in its print edition from early April a report on the efforts to coax people towards cleaner cooking fuels. The article describes the situation on the ground in rural Senegal, more specifically a study region of one of our ongoing research projects, and discusses findings from our studies on the uptake of improved cookstoves.

The off-grid lighting transition and other recent discussion topics

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We have now published a discussion paper on offgrid lighting in Africa, where we outline the largely unnoticed transition from kerosene to LED lamps powered by dry-cell battery lamps. In further recent discussion papers, we discuss the evidence of impacts of electrification with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa (where we also rely on a recent study conducted in Rwanda) and assess the link between rural electrification and domestic violence.

Conference participation this summer

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We will present some of our latest research at the IAEE International Energy Conference in New York City, June 15 – 18, and at the World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists in Instanbul, June 28 – July 2, 2014.

About the ecol blog

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This blog is meant to irregularly post news on our projects and research, on job opportunities and upcoming events as well as on contributions to discussions on development policy issues.