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Abhishek Jain

Abhishek Jain

Research Fellow

Abhishek built and leads The Council’s practice on Energy Access, where, along with his team, he focuses on provision of modern forms of energy for all, especially the deprived. His research (and action) spans energy access for households, communities, and livelihoods. He co-conceptualised and leads CEEW’s flagship research effort, Access to Clean Cooking energy and Electricity – Survey of States (ACCESS), the largest panel survey on multidimensional energy access in India. In over eight years of experience, Abhishek has focused on various issues including renewable energy, decentralised energy access, clean cooking energy, LPG for cooking, fossil fuel subsidies, electricity sector reforms, solar-powered irrigation, and circular economy.

He is passionate about building capacity of the underprivileged, in a rapidly changing and uncertain world. He is also engaged in leveraging technology for data gathering and analysis in public policy. Most recently, he used the power of new-age data visualisations to create large-data driven decision support tools.

Abhishek has published in leading journals such as Nature Energy, and has contributed in several books published by Cambridge University Press and Springer. He regularly speaks at various national and international forums. He often writes in leading national dailies and his expert inputs are frequently sought by various government departments. He holds an MPhil in Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge and a BTech in mechanical engineering from IIT Roorkee. Before moving into the public policy, Abhishek worked with Nestlé India to reduce its environmental footprint.

  • 5average hours of sleep
  • 23number of poems composed
  • 8number of treks completed
  • What I believe in


    Life is what happens to you, when you are busy planning other things.




    What Others say


    I believe Abhishek is the perfect public policy professional. He is a potent mix of intelligence, empathy, sincerity, creativity, and a can-do spirit. His unrelenting drive and vision make both, CEEW and the planet better.


    Mihir Shah

    Strategic Communications Lead