The political economy of energy transitions in Ghana, Zambia and Vietnam - Policy Brief 17


In 2023, The Policy Practice and its local partners conducted political economy analyses (PEAs) in Ghana, Zambia, and Vietnam to understand context-specific challenges and opportunities for the clean energy and transport transitions.

Written by Sam Bickersteth with Neil McCulloch and Meron Tesfamichael, this policy brief draws out some of the common constraints hindering the energy transition in these, and many other, countries in the Global South. It also shows how PEA can help to identify politically feasible pathways of change in each country demonstrating the importance of PEA as an essential tool to understand energy transition.