Resources: Working papers

LCEDN Briefing paper 2: Is there still a Role for Small Wind in Rural Electrification Programmes

LCEDN resource
Executive Summary: In the right context, Small Wind Turbines (SWTs) can offer a valuable complement to solar photovoltaics (PV) or diesel generators, offering diversity in power generation sources and the potential for local manufacture. However, the biggest challenges facing small wind are the...

From growth to green investment diagnostics

Author(s) : Spratt, S; Pueyo, A; Bawakyillenuo, S; Osiolo, H. H. Publication date : 29 July 2016 Publication type : Working paper Abstract : The need to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy systems is now broadly accepted, and our understanding of how different policy mechanisms can support...

Green growth diagnostics for Africa: literature review and scoping study

Author(s) : Pueyo, A; Spratt, S; Schmitz, H; Willenbockel, D; Dent, C; Wade, N; Crossland, A Publication date : 20 May 2015 Publication type : Working paper Summary : This paper reviews the literature for a project which seeks to develop a new Green Growth Diagnostics methodology and apply it to...

Energy and urbanisation in Samset countries: a synthesis of three reviews of context and literature

Author(s) : Batchelor, S; Smith, J; Bawakyillenuo, S; Agbelie, I; Mann, D; Namukisa, J; Ndibwami, A; Borchers, M; Euston-Brown, M; Ndlovu, M Publication date : 30 September 2014 Publication type : Working paper Abstract : This paper seeks to synthesise three country-level literature review reports...

Decentralisation in sub-Saharan Africa: prevalence, scope and challenges

Author(s) : Batchelor, S; Smith, J; Fleming, J Publication date : August 2014 Publication type : Working paper The working paper can be viewed here .

Beyond literacy and knowledge: energy proficiency for decentralised governance

Author(s) : Batchelor, S; Smith, J Publication date : July 2014 Publication type : Working paper The working paper can be viewed here .

The political economy of low carbon energy in Kenya

Author(s) : Newell, P; Phillips, J; Pueyo, A; Kirumba, E; Ozor, N; Urama, K Publication date : 20 June 2014 Publication type : Working paper Summary : There is growing international focus on how to support more integrated approaches to addressing climate change in ways that capture synergies and...