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Energy and International Development

Internatinal DevelopmentThe last fifty years have seen remarkable progress in prosperity in large parts of the world, notably much of East Asia. Other regions, such as Africa and South Asia, continue to face significant challenges. Historically, development has tended to follow the energy intensive paths established by Europe and North America. In many respects these paths are now unsustainable and the challenge becomes one of reconciling global equity and sustainability.

Research at the Open University, mainly centred within the Development Policy and Practice group, ranges from energy and climate change policy for East Africa; the effects of globalisation on commodities in a sub-Saharan Africa context; through to the potential for hydroelectric deployment in Western Africa.

Further Information

For further information on OU energy and international development research, please contact Professor Giles Mohan (Professor of International Development):

Telephone: 01908 653654