Developing solutions to energy policy and market challenges in emerging economies

Energy Access Project

Globally, 1.1 billion people lack basic electricity, and billions more lack access to the reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy systems that form the backbone of job creation, growth, and improved social well-being.

The Energy Access Project focuses on building platforms and networks that can deliver knowledge to help inform key decision-making. It brings world-class researchers to bear on the highest priority questions of the day and works to provide policy-makers, project developers, investors, civil society, and impacted communities with tools and analysis to help drive energy system development and transformation.

Recent Updates

Glean Talk: Rajah Saparapa

Rajah Saparapa (18´ MEM) is now a policy associate at Duke University's Energy Access Project. She conducted research in environment, energy and development in her home country of Togo with the National Agency of Environmental Management. Come and hear what are her opinions and findings about electrification in developing countries! See you on Friday noon with lunch provided!
Summer 2020 Energy Access Internships and Research Projects

Summer 2020 Energy Access Internships and Research Projects

The Energy Access Project at Duke University (EAP) provides funding to students that will spend their summer conducting internships or research projects. Students should submit proposals for projects in summer 2020 related to energy access in low- and middle-income...


The Energy Access Project is examining key linkages between energy access and critical environmental and health challenges. 

Meet the Energy Access Project Team

Meet our team of researchers and policy experts.

Photo credit: Energy Access Project

Photo Credit: Energy Access Project

Student Opportunities

Learn how the Project is supporting students from Duke and around the world to engage energy access challenges firsthand.