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Pro-poor, low carbon development: Improving low carbon energy access and development benefits in Least Developed Countries (LDC)

This project is a partnership between the University of Sussex in the UK and the African Technology Policy Studies Network in Kenya. The project is funded by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (GBP 499,988.70)  – an initiative funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) . It aims to inform the development of Climate Innovation Centres in various developing countries by analysing the history of, and actors involved in, the adoption of solar home systems in Kenya. The objective is to improve the ability of policy to facilitate the transfer and uptake of low carbon technologies in developing countries, and to do so in ways that can assist in their economic development. Especially challenging but of critical importance to this economic development, the project aims to identify in ways in which low carbon technologies canwhich also benefit poor people by improving access to modern energy services.

The project brings to bear an innovative theoryetical approach which builds on the STEPS Centre’s Pathways Approach  to bridge relevant insights from academic literature in the fields of both innovation studies and socio-technical transitions. For more information on the theoretical background to the project see the following STEPS Centre Energy Briefing  and associated Working Paper .

The project runs from April 2012 to March 2014. Further project relevant information and publications will be posted on this page as the project progresses.

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Project outputs.

  1. Policy Lessons from the Low carbon energy and development study
  2. Innovation-Histories-report
  3. ATPS Research Paper No 28_Urama_Ozor_Kirumba_Review of Kenya Policy Environment on Solar PV
  4. Innovation-Histories-briefing
  5. Project Briefing Note on Low-Carbon-Development

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