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Ana Pueyo

Research Fellow

Ana Pueyo has been working in the fields of energy, climate change and development for the last 15 years. She has extensive experience in conducting and leading research, teaching Masters courses and undertaking consultancy and and advisory work for the private, public and voluntary sector.

Dr Pueyo is currently a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), where she leads large multidisciplinary international research projects on energy for development in Africa, mainly funded by Department for International Development of the UK (DFID).

She also convenes the Master’s course “Competing in the Green Economy”, as part of IDS’s MA in Development Studies, and teaches in other postgraduate modules about energy access and climate change mitigation.

Dr Pueyo has a solid quantitative background and a long experience advising policymakers in the UN, the European Union, UK and Spanish Governments. She has also worked extensively as a consultant for:

Prior to working at IDS, Dr Pueyo was a Principal Consultant at several energy and climate change consultancies in the UK and Spain.

Expertise and Publications

Dr Pueyo trained as an Economist and completed her PhD in Industrial Engineering focusing on renewable energy technology transfer to developing countries. She has published her work in several international peer-reviewed journals, including World Development, Energy for Sustainable Development, the IDS Bulletin and Energy Policy.

Ana Pueyo’s recent work

Journal Article

The Impact of Solar Mini-Grids on Kenya’s Rural Enterprises


Off-grid, renewable based electricity systems are becoming increasingly competitive for remote rural communities. When the electricity supplied is used productively by micro and small enterprises (MSE), it has the potential to contribute to income generation and poverty reduction. MSE are...

1 August 2018

Journal Article

Green Power for Africa: Overcoming the Main Constraints

IDS Bulletin 48 5-6

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...

28 November 2017

Working Paper

From Growth to Green Investment Diagnostics

IDS Working Paper;472

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.

1 August 2016