Posts

What kind of electricity makes sense in rural Africa to make the most of available budgets? Maximiliane and Jörg address this question in a contribution on The Conversation.

An article by Jörg and two colleagues on the use of improved cookstoves as an instrument of effective climate policy was among the ten most read articles of 2020 on VoxDev, a platform for economists, policymakers, practitioners, donors, the private sector and others interested in development to discuss key policy issues.

Der Anschluss ans Stromnetz soll die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung Afrikas vorantreiben. Studien zeigen: Es klappt nicht wie erhofft. Fortschritt bringt der Strom trotzdem. Ein Gastbeitrag auf ZEIT online von Jörg Peters und der RWI-Kollegin Katja Fels.

This blog article discusses findings from a field experiment conducted in rural Rwanda where we evaluated the revealed willingness to pay for different off-grid solar technologies. The discussion feeds into our work as part of the Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI) network.

An intense debate continues on how best to provide electricity to the 1.1 billion people currently without access to it – Jörg discusses this topic in a World Bank blogpost together with Michael Toman from the Development Research Group and Energy and Environment Team at World Bank.

Another blog post on the potentials of improved cookstoves at the website of our partners from Environment for Development (EfD).

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.