The STEER team work with a unique range of partners, from government decision-makers and business leaders to communities and civil society organisations in the Global South, with the aim of accelerating progress towards universal access to modern energy as an enabler of sustainable development.

As well as building world-class research collaborations, we aim to achieve real impact on the ground, by providing our partners with the knowledge, data, tools and training to make effective policies and develop innovative solutions in support of sustainable energy transitions. We also aim to ensure transitions are shaped by and benefit communities living with climate change and energy poverty, leaving no-one behind.

An introduction to STEER

Our achievements

STEER brings together large FCDO-funded programmes on Climate Compatible Growth and Modern Energy Cooking Services as well as innovative projects on inclusive and integrated energy planning, including technical assistance to government planners in Kenya, and the creation of more resilient energy systems, working with communities and with governments globally. 

We also host international communities of practice like the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network, and participate in international expert processes, including the Technical Working Groups for SDG 7 and the UN Framework for Resource Classification to solar energy.

Our research

Find out more about our programmes