This study is a partnership project between the University of Sussex (Institute of Development Studies IDS) and the African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS). The Study aims to understand the politics and political economy of Kenya’s energy sector with a view to identifying key opportunities and barriers to the further development of renewable energies in the country. It explores the history and development of key energy initiatives, policies and regulations with the aim of understanding how relations of power, actor networks and interests and the role of key institutions enable or frustrate change. This is aimed at providing an understanding of the regime and landscape for the country’s apparently successful Solar Home System.
The key steps of the study are:
Case study report for CDKN on the political economy of energy in Kenya as it relates to this project- key conclusions plus reflections on the strengths and weaknesses of a ‘political economy’ analysis.
Joint journal article(s) involving the above collaborators.
Published IDS Working Paper on the political economy of low carbon energy in Kenya Available online at: http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/bitstream/handle/123456789/4049/Wp445.pdf?sequence=5