Global Commission to End Energy Poverty

Accelerating electrification in the developing world

The mission of the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty is to forge an actionable consensus among leading investors, utilities, and policymakers that will help to accelerate electrification in the developing world. Commissioners include the leadership of national and international utilities, off-grid companies, multilateral development banks and institutions, and well-known academics. It operates under the joint chairmanship of the Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Rajiv J. Shah; former U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz; and Africa Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina. The Commission is informed by the work of a research team led by the MIT Energy Initiative Deputy Director Robert Stoner and MIT Visiting Professor Ignacio Perez-Arriaga, who also serve on the Commission. Learn more at


Global Commission to End Energy Poverty: Electricity Access