Energy Scenarios & Policy Volume II - Handbook of Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Sub-Saharan Africa is on the move. Since 2000, the region has seen rapid economic growth (with real GDP growth rates outperforming other major regional economic blocs), improving social conditions (with falling infant mortality rates and rising life expectancies) and progressive political liberalization (if in the 1990s only about 5% of African nations were considered to be democracies, today only a handful of the 55 African states do not have a multiparty constitutional system). Notwithstanding the fact that Africa’s energy sector is vital to its socio-economic development, this remains one of the most poorly understood parts of the global energy system.

This book seeks to contribute to the understanding of such a topical issue, by providing an analysis of the current trends and future prospects of sub-Saharan energy markets. Issues covered include patterns of energy production, demand and trade; energy investments; energy infrastructure; energy access; energy and development; regional energy cooperation; the role of China in Africa’s energy.

The book was carried out by eighteen students supervised by their professors at SciencesPo’s Paris School of International Affairs in the framework of a collective project work in co-operation with the Energy Scenario and Policy (ESP) research program of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and with the Association for the Development of Energy in Africa (ADEA).

Edited by:

Manfred Hafner 

Coordinator of the 'Energy: Scenarios and Policy' research programme at FEEM.

Professor in international energy studies Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS-Europe) and Sciences-Po, Paris

Philippe Copinschi

GdR Energy Consulting,

Lecturer at Sciences Po, Paris

Jean-Pierre Favennec

Professor IFP School

Consultant WDCooperation

Simone Tagliapietra 

Senior Researcher at the ‘Energy: Scenarios and Policy’ research programme at FEEM.

Research Fellow at Bruegel, Brussels

Preface by:

Giacomo Luciani

Scientific Director Master International Energy, Sciences Po, Paris

Co-Director, Master of Advanced Studies in Oil and Gas Leadership, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva


Elaine Atwood, Ines Boubaker, Lorenzo Maestripieri, Paola Rodriguez, Paritosh Mulay, Raluca Bumboiu, Charles Debeugny, Brendon Novel, Anita Porta, Nelson Ajala, Olivia Johnson, Costanza Landini, Mandla Makalima, Menglu Zhang, Adrienne Scott Cox, Takuji Sakamoto, Louis Thiercelin, Maria Weber


ISBN 9789077644423
ISBN ebook 9789077644478
Publication Date October 2018
Nr of Pages 398
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