Using satellite data to study how variation in energy access can lead to economic, political instability

Cube proposed by: Brian Min

Unit: LSA: Social Sciences

About this project: 
We propose to study how variations in energy access at the local level can lead to economic and political instability in a study region spanning North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and Central Asia. Our approach combines the analysis of satellite imagery with recent subnational spatial data on social, economic, and political characteristics. Our work extends current capabilities, going beyond the identification of electrified areas to develop methods to monitor variations in electricity supply and stability within countries.