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Ana Pueyo - Research Fellow

Green Transformations; Business, Markets and the State
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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

This project is looking into the heart of the electricity supply crisis in sub-Saharan Africa.

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IDS will lead on the work package addressing Evaluation of poverty impacts of smart monitoring, billing and control systems.

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This project is part of an accountable grant provided to IDS by DFID to analyse the factors and policies that increase benefits of renewable electricity provision for the poor and support the design of interventions that take these into account

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This programme will assess the impact of new interventions and policy options across a range of policy areas.

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This project is based on the contention that understanding and working with the prevailing political economy is crucial to change the understanding and commitment of decision makers, to improve coordination, collaboration and mobilisation amongst key stakeholders, and to strengthen the institutions and institutional capacity to deliver climate compatible development.

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This is the cover to the IDS Bulletin, 'Green Power for Africa: Overcoming the Main Constraints'.

Green Power for Africa: Overcoming the Main Constraints

IDS Bulletin 48.5-6 (2017)

Inadequate power supply in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) means that only 37 per cent of sub-Saharan Africans have access to electricity. Those with access are prone to experience problems with regular power outages. In many sub- SSA countries, electricity access rates are decreasing because electrification efforts are slower than population growth. More details

This is the front cover to IDS Research Report 83, 'Green Investment Diagnostics for Africa: What are the Binding Constraints to Investment in Renewables in Kenya and

Green Investment Diagnostics for Africa: What are the Binding Constraints to Investment in Renewables in Kenya and Ghana?

IDS Research Report 83 (2017)

The vast potential of renewable energy is failing to be realised in many African countries, in spite of the many pledges made by donors and international financiers. More details

IDS publications on international development research

El Acceso Universal a una Energía Asequible, Fiable, Sostenible y Moderna

El Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) número 7 compromete a la comunidad internacional a garantizar 'el acceso a la energía asequible, fiable, sostenible y moderna para todos'. More details


From Growth to Green Investment Diagnostics

IDS 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 Ghana

IDS 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

Thematic Expertise:
Climate Change; Low-carbon Development; Economy and Finance; Energy; Environment.

Related Programmes and Centres:
Business and Development Centre; Centre for Development Impact; Policy Anticipation Response and Evaluation; Pro-poor Electricity Provision.

Geographic Expertise:
Latin America and the Caribbean; OECD Europe; Chile; Honduras; India.