Stephen Spratt, IDS Research Fellow

Stephen Spratt - Research Fellow, Cluster Leader

Green Transformations; Business, Markets and the State; Digital and Technology
T: +44 (0)1273 915799
E: s.spratt@ids.ac.uk

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Alice Webb

Dr Stephen Spratt's research interests relate to development finance, financial sector reform and regulation, socially responsible investment (SRI), the emerging climate change financing architecture and the intersection between these issues.

Professionally, he has been Head of the Sustainable Markets Group at IIED, Research Director at the New Economics Foundation and a Lecturer in international finance and development at the University of Reading. He has also worked in the private sector in the City of London, as Head of Research at Intelligence Capital Limited, Senior Investment analyst with Global Asset Management Limited and a Visiting Fellow in the Global Research Department at State Street Bank & Trust.

Stephen holds a BA from the University of East Anglia, an MSc from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and a DPhil from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.

This project explores the long-term implications of Big Data for developing countries.

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This project addresses the following question: Have the investments undertaken by Swedfund contributed to poverty reduction and, if so, to what extent and how?

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

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This research project will map the channels through which REDD+ could impact upon different forest tax systems in sub-Saharan Africa, and develop proposals to increase the probability that these impacts will be positive.

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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 project investigates whether and how coalitions of public, private and civic actors influence low carbon investment.

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The aim of the Rapid Response Briefings (RRB) series is to support governments and development agencies in responding quickly to rapidly emerging phenomena and unexpected global events and understanding the impact they may have on development policy, practice and outcomes.

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Tomorrow Today is a horizon scanning programme designed to support the preliminary but systematic exploration of new and emergent policy issues.

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The purpose of this review is to inform Development Finance Institution (DFI) policy so as to improve the development outcomes resulting from their engagement in the infrastructure sectors of low income countries.

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Our work looks at the role of public-private-civic alliances as drivers of the green transformation, in particular at the role of business in such alignments.

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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
Ghana?'

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

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Equality, Security and Sustainability: In Search of Virtuous Circles

IDS Evidence Report 219 (2017)

Many people and institutions are conducting research on inequality, security, or environmental sustainability. Some are looking at two of these issues together. None, to our knowledge, are examining all three simultaneously, or looking in detail at the interactions between them. This matters. More details

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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

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What Can the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Learn from Other Development Banks?

IDS Policy Briefing 113 (2016)

Global development has reached a critical turning point. In addition to achieving middle-income status, several recipient countries are now also becoming donors and lenders to other developing countries. China in particular has rapidly expanded its development finance programme and launched new multilateral initiatives. More details

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The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: What Can It Learn From, and Perhaps Teach To, the Multilateral Development Banks?

IDS Evidence Report 179 (2016)

A striking phenomenon of recent global economic change is the emergence of new development actors, with alternative development experiences and development financing capacity. These actors are now creating collective institutional capacity with the aim of contributing to other countries’ development. They are also increasingly influencing the path of global development. More details