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Indiana University
NGOs, non-governmental organizations, international development, Africa, governance, service provision, pubic goods, renewable energy, distributed generation, solar, mini-grid, electricity, electrification policy, policy implementation
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About Me

Dr. Jennifer N. Brass is an expert on service provision, governance, and state development, with a primary geographic focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Her book, Allies or Adversaries? NGOs and the State in Africa (Cambridge University Press), examines the role that nongovernmental organizations play in service provision, state-society relations, and state development in Kenya. Related to her monograph, Brass’s newest research agenda aims to synthesize collective knowledge about the effects and effectiveness of NGOs using systematic review techniques. A second, collaborative project examines the politics and governance of renewable energy and small-scale electricity provision in developing countries, with a focus on Africa.

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Djibouti, Kenya

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