In 2016, the Catholic Agency for International Development and ODI published an analysis of UK support for energy in developing countries for the period 2009-13. The research looked at all funding channels (bilateral and multilateral) including UK Export Finance (UKEF). The aim was to understand:
- how much UK public finance was flowing to energy investments in developing countries;
- what types of energy and stages of delivery the UK is supporting and through which channels;
- which countries and regions support is flowing to; and
- the proportion going to energy access.
This paper builds on the 2016 analysis and illustrates that UK support in this period heavily favoured fossil fuels over renewables, with 22% of the total support spent on renewables and almost half of the support (46%) going to fossil fuels.
Dr Sarah Wykes and Andrew Scott