This report evaluates fiscal policies that could be used by Zambia to help stimulate uptake of both household solar products and improved cookstoves and fuels. The main focus of the report is exemptions from VAT and import duties. If well designed and carefully targeted, fiscal policy could be used to advance the Government’s development goals. Such policies could even result in a net fiscal benefit as jobs are created and as small enterprises benefit from improved energy services.
This research is part of the ‘Technical Assistance Facility to Deliver Africa Energy Compacts’ programme.
Kuungana Advisory Limited (2018): Energy Africa - Zambia: Technical assistance to model and analyse the economic effects of fiscal policy options for off-grid technologies in Zambia - Final Report, Evidence on Demand, 47p