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Abstract Payment for ecosystem services (PES) programs is proliferating globally but not always with significant impact. Unlike protected areas (PAs), PES compensates suppliers of eco-services…

10 May 2022 | EfD Discussion Paper | Colombia

Abstract The Desa'a forest in Tigray is a national forest priority area managed by the government. Government authorities grant access to local communities as the forest is the source of income for…

12 April 2022 | Peer Reviewed | Ethiopia

This paper looks at the effects of air pollution on migration in China using changes in the average strength of thermal inversions over five-year periods as a source of exogenous variation for medium…

22 March 2022 | Peer Reviewed | China

Background: Sustainable financing is the key to achieving universal health coverage (UHC). Kenya is keen on attaining the UHC by expanding the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). Methods: We…

9 May 2022 | Peer Reviewed | Kenya

A Research Brief Based on EfD Discussion Paper 22-06, Unmasking the Mystery of the Varying Benefits from Electrification (2022), by Nicholas Kilimani and Edward Bbaale (Makerere University, Kampala...

2 May 2022 | Research Brief | Uganda

Does access to electricity promote business creation over the short term and long term? Does the effect differ with grid and off-grid electricity access? We provide insights from the Electricity...

20 April 2022 | Policy Brief | Ethiopia

The Sustainable Development Goal 7 seeks universal access to energy, substantial increase in the share of renewable energy and doubling of energy efficiency efforts. The success of these targets most…

22 March 2022 | Peer Reviewed | Ghana

Abstract Carbon taxes and fossil fuel subsidy reforms have been recognized as an efficient means to mobilize substantive domestic resources for sustainable development. Yet, despite their advantages…

3 May 2022 | Peer Reviewed | Nigeria

Abstract. Imperfect information on future energy costs can lower the demand for more energy efficient technologies, with clear implications for energy supply, emissions and climate change. These…

8 April 2022 | Peer Reviewed | Colombia