Published October 11, 2022 | Version v1.0
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Models for energy and transport policymaking in Zambia

  • 1. Independent Consultant
  • 2. University College London
  • 3. Imperial College London


This brief makes the case for incorporating models into Zambia's policymaking process, particularly for the energy and transport sectors. It does this through looking at the current state of modelling and policymaking in Zambia and by interviewing key Zambian stakeholders. Considering the many challenges in these two sectors, the Government needs to carefully plan and efficiently allocate its resources. Models, simplified representations of real-world systems, are critical to this process. However, energy and transport models use in supporting policymaking in Zambia is limited. To enhance their use, we recommend approaches for creating high-level awareness of models among policymakers, strengthening capacity and skills, and better institutional arrangements. This will increase responsiveness to policy needs and enhance the sustainability of the models developed.


This material has been produced under the Climate Compatible Growth (CCG) programme, which brings together leading research organizations and is led out of the STEER centre, Loughborough University. CCG is funded by UK aid from the UK government. However, the views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the UK government's official policies.


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