TPP’s work with WRI started with an organisation-wide baseline assessment of Political Economy Analysis and Thinking and Working Politically and focused on PEA knowledge, application of PEA and barriers and opportunities of using PEA and TWP throughout the global WRI offices. This useful assessment helped inform the development and delivery of a three-day training course in Nairobi 2022 for the WRI India and WRI Africa teams, using bespoke case studies directly relevant to the clients’ work.
Sam Bickersteth and Neil McCulloch undertook a scoping study for the Climate Compatible Growth programme. It identified three counties in Kenya and rural areas in Zambia where there is both potential and demand for off-grid energy solutions, taking account of other current projects, local government capability and investment options.
The Policy Practice facilitated a political economy analysis process for the Swiss Development Corporation (SDC) in the Horn of Africa (HoA), focused particularly on Somalia, southern/south-eastern Ethiopia, the arid and semi-arid lowlands of north-eastern Kenya and Djibouti. Simon Brook, TPP Principal and team leader, managed a complex process involving SDC teams in Kenya and Ethiopia, as well as TPP regional, sector and political economy experts.
This study examined the factors strengthening or weakening the environment for private investment and inclusive growth in eleven middle-income countries. The Policy Practice managed the research and produced a synthesis paper. It undertook two of these studies directly, and identified nine other country experts.
The research findings have been summarised in the Policy Practice Brief NO.12.
This is a research project to identify the most binding constraints to private investment in clean energy through an innovative "Green Growth Diagnostics" methodology, specifically to Kenya and Ghana. The Policy Practice Input is to provide insights from Political Economy Analysis, quality assurance more generally and the identification of relevant literature.
This is a DFID funded research project on the relatively slow adoption of agro-processing waste to power electricity generation in Africa. The Policy Practice is contracted to provide insights and training on the political economy of this theme. Researchers from the team attended a PEA training programme in London.
Andrew Barnett has been contracted to be a member of the Technical Advisory Group of this five-year research programme on energy and gender. The TAG provides advice to the managing organization about the quality, feasibility and context of research across five themes, including the political economy of subsidy reform, and energy access in Odisha, India.
This study is to advise The Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP ) about the pre-feasibility of setting up two African Regional Hubs (one in West and one in East Africa) to increase poor people’s access to modern energy services using a “market” approach, working with potential suppliers, users and other stakeholders to promote improved access to services.