My upcoming book

“Imad Ahmed has written a fascinating and meticulously researched book on Zambia, which details the various challenges posed by hydroelectric power. This book is a must-read for all interested in Zambia and energy policy in the developing world.” Continue reading My upcoming book

The impact decades-long dependence on hydropower in El Nino prone Zambia is having on carbon emissions through diesel backup generation

D’Maris Coffman, Graham Sianjase, Priti Parikh and I have published a journal paper in Environmental Research Letters under the title above. For this article, we make available the primary data our team of enumerators (Johanna Mwila, Beauty Nkosha, Tapiwa Janda, Nandi Ngwenye and Mundia Kayamba) helped us collect in the above Excel file. We do this to allow for scrutiny of our findings. We will disclose more data collected and analysis once we have published our findings pertaining to the additional data. The data available is GDPR compliant. The pdf of the article can be accessed here. Abstract Emissions associated … Continue reading The impact decades-long dependence on hydropower in El Nino prone Zambia is having on carbon emissions through diesel backup generation

Explaining Rwanda’s prioritisation of rural electrification over rural clean drinking water through institutional path dependency

Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier Volume 54, September 2020, Pages 186-201https://doi.org/10.1016/j.strueco.2020.05.001 Highlights • Rural electrification as an economic asset had not been questioned until 2017; • Categorisation of potable water as an amenity persists; • The World Bank pursues … Continue reading Explaining Rwanda’s prioritisation of rural electrification over rural clean drinking water through institutional path dependency

Agricultural Reform in Rwanda: authoritarianism, markets and zones of governance

Africa, Volume 88, Issue 4 November 2018 , pp. 896-897 Imaduddin Ahmed Just as Philip Verwimp did in his 2013 book Peasants in Power in relation to the previous Juvénal Habyarimana administration, Chris Huggins applies James Scott’s 1998 authoritarian high modernist state framework to model post-genocide Rwanda. Both authors see authoritarian high modernist states that have achieved a high degree of administrative ordering at the rural level. Both see a prostrate civil society. But where Verwimp additionally applied Wintrobe’s dictatorship models to Habyarimana’s state, Huggins applies Foucauldian governmentality to the new Rwandan state – power is exercised not only through ‘actions’ but … Continue reading Agricultural Reform in Rwanda: authoritarianism, markets and zones of governance