Ana Pueyo - Research Fellow
Dr Ana Pueyo has been working in the fields of energy and climate change policy for over a decade. Her research is concerned with inclusive green growth, particularly in the promotion of investments in clean energy that maximise poverty impacts. She is currently working on research projects dealing with pro-poor access to electricity, poverty impacts of minigrids in Africa, green growth diagnostics in Africa and the political economy of climate compatible development.
Ana is trained as an Economist and completed her PhD in the School of Industrial Engineering at the Technical University of Madrid, focusing on renewable energy technology transfers to developing countries, with a particular focus in Latin America. She has published her work in the journals Energy Policy and Climate Policy. She also has a solid quantitative background and a long experience advising policymakers in the European Union, UK and Spanish Governments.
Ana has also worked extensively as a consultant for the private sector, including the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), private companies in the energy sector (Endesa, Iberdrola, Repsol), sectoral associations (oil and gas, glass, ceramics, sugar), project developers in the low-carbon business (Onecarbon, DLight), and airlines (Thai Airways, Air Asia, Iberia, Air Transat, Kalitta Air). Ana has also advised NGOs, including Greenpeace and WWF
From Growth to Green Investment DiagnosticsIDS Working Paper 472 (2016)
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 this process is growing. More details
Cost and Returns of Renewable Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Comparison of Kenya and GhanaIDS Evidence Report 190 (2016)
The allocation of finance for the provision of green electricity in sub-Saharan Africa should be informed by two questions. Which generation technologies are financially viable? And which generation technologies are affordable? More details
Financing Universal Access to ElectricityIDS Policy Briefing 99 (2015)
The recent emphasis on the provision of modern energy services as an important ingredient for development has improved finance availability for the goal of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL). More details
Pro-Poor Access to Green Electricity in KenyaIDS Evidence Report 135 (2015)
Is Kenya on track to follow an electrification strategy that is green and pro-poor? What are the main challenges to following this path? The two questions guiding this study are particularly relevant in a country with exceptional renewable energy resources, but where 80 per cent of the population lacks access to electricity and 50 per cent lives in poverty. More details
Green Growth Diagnostics for Africa: Literature Review and Scoping StudyIDS Working Paper 455 (2015)
This paper reviews the literature for a project which seeks to develop a new Green Growth Diagnostics methodology and apply it to countries in Africa. More details
A New Deal for Energy in Africa: what is missing?23 Sep 2015
By Ana Pueyo
How can we finance sustainable energy for all?08 Dec 2014
By Ana Pueyo, Emma Wilson
US-Africa Summit promises investment but will it have impact?11 Aug 2014
By Ana Pueyo
Inclusive green growth in Africa - can we cut through its complexity?17 Feb 2014
By Ana Pueyo
Mentions in the media
Latin America and the Caribbean; OECD Europe; Chile; Honduras; India.