Energy for Growth Hub


Catrina Godinho

Climate Change Specialist

World Bank

Areas of Expertise

Energy security Utility reform Power sector governance Decarbonisation and climate change policy

Catrina Godinho is a Fellow at the Energy for Growth Hub, Climate Change Specialist at the World Bank and was formerly an Associate at the University of Cape Town. She also holds the position of OIES-Saudi Aramco Fellow at the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies (OIES), at the University of Oxford. Catrina’s research focuses on the political economy of power sector reform and development, with special attention to the Sub-Saharan African experience, and case studies in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Her international research and advisory work has included contributions to the World Bank’s Rethinking Power Sector Reform project, the DFID funded Energy and Economic Growth project and the Economic Development and Institutions project, and AFDB’s Revisiting Reforms in the Power Sector in Africa. Catrina was a member of the South African UNFCCC delegation, working on issues relating to capacity building, technology development and transfer, and scientific review in 2014 and 2015. Catrina has also worked on energy security, decarbonisation and climate change policy, state capture and governance in the power sector in South Africa, and the political economy of a South African energy transition.

Non-Hub Publication Highlights

Decarbonization and power market reform in developing countries: the case of South Africa. Oxford Energy Forum, Issue 114. June 2018.
A Review and Exploration of the Status, Context and Political Economy of Power Sector Reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America. UC Berkeley: Center for Effective Global Action. December 10, 2017.
The political economy of decarbonisation: Exploring the dynamics of South Africa’s electricity sector. Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town. November 2015.

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