Katie Auth

Policy Director, Energy for Growth Hub

Katie Auth is the Policy Director of the Energy for Growth Hub. Previously, she served as Senior Development Finance Advisor at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and was a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Africa Policy Accelerator. Before that, she was Acting Deputy Coordinator of the US Government’s Power Africa initiative, working across the interagency and with the US Congress and the private sector to drive technical, financial, and diplomatic support for energy development in sub-Saharan Africa. Before joining Power Africa, Katie served as a Senior Analyst for Climate and Energy at Worldwatch Institute, where she analyzed power sector reform and investment in the Caribbean and West Africa. She holds an MSc in Natural Resource Management from the University of Akureyri and a BA from Bowdoin College.

Authored Content

  • Jan 26 2021
    RFBreakthrough Raising Energy Ambitions: The Modern Energy Minimum Energy is fundamental to modern living and economic prosperity. The current global crisis has exposed stark inequalities and raised the urgency of providing modern energy for everyone. Energy is a prerequisite to both recovery and to long-term development goals. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 calls for “access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for […]