Catherine Wolfram at the University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with Oxford Policy Management, will lead a study as part of the Energy for Economic Growth (EEG) research program about the drivers and patterns of access to electricity, consumption of electricity, cost-efficient power system management, and power quality for both urban and rural communities in Kenya.

Wolfram and colleagues will also support capacity building via energy analytics training and opportunities for key Kenya Power personnel to enhance the skills required to incorporate research techniques into overall decision-making processes.

EEG was created to study the links between energy systems and economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asian countries. The program will build a body of world-class evidence to inform energy policy in such a way as to stimulate growth. The £13 million program is funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and will be implemented between 2016 and 2021.

The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) of the University of California, Berkeley and Oxford Policy Management (OPM) will oversee the strategic direction of the program. The research is to be carried out by leading academics representing top institutions around the world. Read more about Wolfram’s research.