Todd Moss

Executive Director, Energy for Growth Hub

Todd Moss is founder and executive director of the Energy for Growth Hub. He is also a nonresident fellow at the Center for Global Development, at the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute, and at the Colorado School of Mines’ Payne Institute. Previously, Todd served as U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, as chief operating officer of CGD, and has worked at the London School of Economics, Georgetown University, the World Bank, and the EIU. He is a widely recognized expert on energy, development finance, and foreign policy who has testified to the U.S. Congress ten times. Todd is the author of African Development: Making sense of the issues and actors (eds. 2007, 2011, 2018) and Oil to Cash: Fighting the resource curse with cash transfers (2015). He holds a PhD and MSc from the University of London’s SOAS and a BA from Tufts University. In the early mornings, Todd also writes international political thrillers.

Authored Content

  • Feb 16 2021
    Blog Post To Fight Poverty, We Must Raise Global Energy Ambitions The world will not end extreme poverty without ending energy poverty. Recovery from the global pandemic, boosting living standards, and building resilience to the looming impacts of climate change all require every person on our planet to have “affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy” — as the UN adopted in Sustainable Development Goal 7. The […] Ashvin Dayal, Todd Moss
  • 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 […]