The Government of Zambia, in partnership with the Center for Energy, Environment and Engineering Zambia (CEEEZ) has used the I-JEDI model to inform development of climate plans, including the country's Nationally Determined Contribution and small-scale renewable energy projects. In addition GoZ and CEEEZ used a complementary development impact assessment framework (described on the Resources and Training page) to undertake broader assessment of development impacts of various renewable energy and climate actions. USAID and NREL worked with CEEEZ to build their capacity to use the I-JEDI tool independently. The model was developed using I-O data from the International Food Policy Research Institute and the Central Statistical Office of Zambia.
CEEEZ is now collaborating with the United Nations Environment Program, Africa LEDS Partnership, LEDS Global Partnership and NREL to expand the I-JEDI model to also include land use components under the Africa LEDS Project funded by the European Commission. In particular the model will support further analysis of small-scale energy and agro-forestry projects and will be linked with a GHG emission model to provide a holistic view of climate and development impacts of key climate actions.