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Energy Access Project

Developing solutions to energy policy and market challenges in emerging economies

Nearly 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 at Duke focuses on building knowledge and networks to inform key decision-making related to energy poverty. It brings world-class researchers to bear on the highest priority questions of the day and supports policy-makers, project developers, investors, civil society, and impacted communities in driving energy system development and transformation.

Recent Updates

Global Assessment of Electricity in Healthcare Facilities

In response a striking dearth of even the most fundamental data, EAP@Duke has initiated a project for the World Health Organization to develop a Global Assessment of Electricity in Healthcare Facilities.

Watch: Energy in Emerging Markets Career Talks

Watch: Energy in Emerging Markets Career Talks

Curious about careers related to energy access and energy transitions in low- and middle-income countries? Check out this career talks session, which focuses on opportunities in governmental agencies and development banks.

Meet the Energy Access Project Team

Meet our team of researchers and policy experts.
Energy Access Project team
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