Selected Publications



NEW: Sameer H. Shah and Hisham Zerriffi. “Urban water demand, climatic variation, and irrigation-water insecurity: interactive stressors and lessons for water governance from the Angat River basin (Philippines).” Water International (2017)

NEW: Ian M.S. Eddy , Sarah E. Gergel, Nicholas C. Coops, Geoffrey M. Henebry, Jordan Levine, Hisham Zerriffi, Evgenii Shibkov. “Integrating remote sensing and local ecological knowledge to monitor rangeland dynamics.Ecological Indicators, Vol. 82 (2017): 106-116

A series of reports done for the US Agency for International Development: Decentralized Energy Portfolio Review.  Includes country case studies in Brazil, Tanzania and India.

Levine, Jordan, Aiganysh Isaeva, Ian Eddy, Marc Foggin, Sarah Gergel, Shannon Hagerman, Hisham Zerriffi. “A cognitive approach to the post-Soviet Central Asian pasture puzzle: new data from Kyrgyzstan.” Regional Environmental Change, Vol. 17:3 (2017): 941-947




Shigaeva, Jyldyz, Shannon Hagerman, Hisham Zerriffi, Chris Hergarten, Aiganysh Isaeva, Zuura Mamadalieva & Marc Foggin. “Decentralizing governance of agropastoral systems: The development and practice of “local governance” during the transitional phase of pasture reforms in Kyrgyzstan.” Mountain Research and Development Vol. 36:1 (2016):91:101


Riehl, Brianne, Hisham Zerriffi and Robin Naidoo. “Effects of community-based natural resource management on household welfare in Namibia.” PLoSONE (2015)

Freeman, Olivia and Hisham Zerriffi. “Complexities and Challenges in the Emerging Cookstove Market in India.” Energy for Sustainable Development Vol. 24 (2015):33-43


Freeman, Olivia and Hisham Zerriffi. “How You Count Carbon Matters: Implications of Differing Cookstove Carbon Credit Methodologies for Climate and Development Co-Benefits.” Environmental Science and Technology Vol. 48 (2014):14112-14120

Aunan, Kristin, Hisham Zerriffi and Nigel Bruce. “Review 11: Costs and Financing for Adoption at Scale.” World Health Organization Indoor Air Quality Guidelines: Household Fuel Combustion. Geneva: World Health Organization (2014). Role: Convening Lead Author

Thurber, Mark C., Himani Phadke, Sriniketh Nagavarapu, Gireesh Shrimali, Hisham Zerriffi. “‘Oorja’” in India: Assessing a Large-Scale Commercial Distribution of Improved Cookstoves to Households.” Energy for Sustainable Development Vol. 19 (2014):138-150


Sara Elder, Hisham Zerriffi, and Philippe Le Billon. “Is Fairtrade certification greening agricultural practices? An analysis of Fairtrade environmental standards in Rwanda.” Journal of Rural Studies. Vol. 32, (October 2013).


Sara Elder, Hisham Zerriffi, and Philippe Le Billon. “Effects of Fair Trade Certification on Social Capital: The Case of Rwandan Coffee Producers.” World Development. Vol. 40, No. 11 (November 2012).

Freeman, Olivia, and H. Zerriffi, Carbon credits for cookstoves: Trade-offs in climate and health benefits. Forestry Chronicle. Vol. 88, No. 5 (October 2012)

Brew-Hammond, Abeeku, Vijay Modi, Douglas Barnes, Minoru Takada, Amitav Rath, Hisham Zerriffi, Shonali Pachauri and Daniel Bouille. ‘Rural Energy and Access in Developing Countries’. Global Energy Assessment. Cambridge University Press. 2012

Anderson, E., K.M. Findlater, O.E. Freeman, J. Levine, C. Morinville, M. Peloso, L. Rodina, G. Singh, D. Tesfamichael, L. Harris and H. Zerriffi. Bridging disciplinary and professional divides to improve international development research at universities. In: Leal, W. (ed.) Sustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons. Peter Lang Scientific Publishers, Frankfurt. 2012

Emily Anderson and Hisham Zerriffi. “Seeing the Trees for the Carbon: Agroforestry for Development and Carbon Mitigation.” Climatic Change. Vol. 115, No. 3-4, pp. 741-757.


Simon Donner, Milind Kandlikar and Hisham Zerriffi. “Policy Forum: Preparing to Manage Climate Change Financing.”  Science. Vol. 334 no. 6058 pp. 908-909

Zerriffi, Hisham. Rural Electrification: Strategies for Distributed Generation. Dordrecht: Springer. 2011

Wesley Foell, Shonali Pachauri, Daniel Spreng and Hisham Zerriffi. “Household Cooking Fuels and Technologies in Developing Economies.Energy Policy (Special Issue on Clean Cooking Fuels and Technologies in Developing Economies). V. 39, No. 12 (2011): pp. 7487-7496

Shrimali, Gireesh, Alexander Slaski, Mark C. Thurber, and Hisham Zerriffi. “Improved Stoves in India: A Study of Sustainable Business Models.” Energy Policy (Special Issue on Clean Cooking Fuels and Technologies in Developing Economies). V. 39, No. 12 (2011): pp. 7543-7556

Kowsari, Reza and Hisham Zerriffi, “Three Dimensional Energy Profile: A new conceptual framework for analyzing rural household energy use.” Energy Policy (Special Issue on Clean Cooking Fuels and Technologies in Developing Economies). V.39, No. 12 (2011): pp. 7505-7517

Ho Lem, Claudia , Hisham Zerriffi and Milind Kandlikar. ‘Who participates in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and why: A quantitative assessment of the national representation of authors in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change‘. Global Environmental Change Vol. 21, No. 4 (October 2011).

Hisham Zerriffi, “Innovative Business Models for the Scale-Up of Access Efforts for the Poorest.” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (Special Issue: Energy Systems) Vol. 3, No. 4 (September 2011).

Kandlikar, Milind, Hisham Zerriffi and Claudia Ho Lem. ‘Science, Decision-Making and Development: Coping with Climate Variability in Less-Industrialized Countries‘. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change. Vol. 2, No. 2 (2011)


Peng, Wuyuan, Hisham Zerriffi and Jiahua Pan. ‘Household Level Fuel Switching in Rural Hubei‘. ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. Vol. 14, No. 3 (2010)

Zerriffi, Hisham and Elizabeth Wilson. ‘Leapfrogging Over Development? The Promotion of Rural Renewables for Climate Change Mitigation‘. ENERGY POLICY Vol. 38, No. 4. (2010)

Zerriffi, Hisham. ‘From Acai to Access: Distributed Electrification in Brazil’. International Journal of Energy Sector Management. Vol. 2.Special Issue on Managing Sustainability in Developing Electricity Markets (April 2008).

Zerriffi, Hisham, Hadi Dowlatabadi and Alex Farrell. ‘Incorporating Stress in Electric Power Systems Reliability Models‘. ENERGY POLICY. 35.1 (January 2007): 61 – 75.

Farrell, Alex, Hisham Zerriffi and Hadi Dowlatabadi. ‘Energy Infrastructure and Security‘. ANNUAL REVIEW OF ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCES. 29 (2004).