29 June 2019

Takeaways from SETI's 2019 Policy Interaction Workshop in Santiago, Chile

The Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI) is proud to announce a successful fourth annual conference, which occurred on May 15-17, 2019 in Santiago, Chile. The three-day conference kicked off with a policy interaction workshop, featuring various stakeholder perspectives on energy access in Latin America.

1 March 2019

SETI Summer Research: Urban Electrification in Sierra Leone

Brighter Communities, Safer Cities: Summer Scoping

Written By: Kevin Grieco

Edited By: Alicia Oberholzer & Thomas Klug


Urban electrification rates in Sierra Leone are among the lowest in the world, hovering around 11%.  These already low electrification rates plummet towards zero in poor slum areas of the city. One consequence of this urban energy poverty is an absolute lack of nighttime lighting and public streetlights.

6 June 2018

Beyond Day Zero in Cape Town – economic instruments for water-scarce cities

EfD researchers have been working with Cape Town’s authorities in their efforts to stave off #DayZero – the day when the Cities taps run dry. Their findings cast new light on the importance of effective demand management to cope with water shortages. In this blog we discuss how the tools of economics can be used to pre-empt such crisis management in growing cities in the Global South.

By: EfD Director Gunnar Köhlin, Prof Dale Whittington and Prof Martine Visser June 2018