Derek Newberry

Job: Senior Researcher, Institute for Financial Management and Research

ifmrPosition: Senior Researcher, BoP Energy Sector Analysis, Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR)

Location: Chennai, IndiaOrganization: The Centre for Development Finance of the IFMR is a development economics research and action centre. It was formally established in February 2006 with a mission to support development finance – the conversion of finance into development. We primarily focus on sustainable models for financing infrastructure and services, as these are essential inputs into any vision of equitable development.

Description: The senior researcher will be responsible for research and related activities analyzing the Base of the Pyramid energy sector in India. The senior researcher would be expected to undertake a comprehensive study to quantify BoP energy needs and existing uses, conduct stakeholder and expert interviews, conduct focus groups, and perform a competitive analysis of emerging and established off-grid and household energy technologies in order to develop a strategy and series of projects for improving access to clean, sustainable energy at the BoP.

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