Project duration:

6 weeks



Efforts by global community in assisting to help PICT meet their renewable energy 2020 targets has resulted to increased development assistance flow into renewable energy sector. However, development assistance is not a panacea. The challenge is finding financing solutions that can ensure the scaling up renewable energy in PICT to meet these targets. Hence, the need to examine the assistance funding and current renewable energy production including financing options in helping PICT meet their renewable energy targets.

Expected outcomes and deliverables:

Literature review including a comprehensive assessment and analysis of development assistance PICT data

Suitable for:

UQ Master students enrolled at School of Economic preferred background in Applied econometrics and interest in energy markets and/or financing.

Primary Supervisor:


Dr Sabah Abdullah, School of Economics

Further info:

Key paper to read: Trotter, P. and Abdullah, S. (2018) Re-focusing foreign involvement in sub-Saharan Africa's power sector on sustainable development. Energy for Sustainable Development44 139-146


Please apply online and suitable applicants will be contacted.