MEND – Modeling Energy for Sustainable Development in Ethiopia

MEND project aims to examine the economic, environmental and health outcomes of energy transition in Ethiopia using partial and general equilibrium models.

24 months from 15/11/2020 to 14/11/2022
Funded by
  • European Commission (Horizon 2020)
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

Coordinating organization
  • Ca' Foscari University of Venice

CMCC Scientific Leader
CMCC Project manager

General aims

The objective of this research is to examine the interlinkages between energy and economy complementing with a partial equilibrium (PE) energy model and an economy-wide computable general equilibrium (CGE) model to assess the implications of different drivers such as climate change, population growth, economic growth, structural change, and development (energy, environmental, and agricultural) policies on the energy-economy-environment nexus in Ethiopia.

CMCC role

MEND is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships. CMCC co-hosts the project together with Ca’Foscari University and offers scientific supervision to the Fellow, Dr. Amsalu Woldie Yalew.


The work plan of the research consists of constructing a detailed satellite account for the energy sector; applying a partial equilibrium model for the energy sector; applying an economy-wide CGE model with a detailed energy accounts; and disseminating the results and communicating them to the wider community.

Expected results

The project will examine:

1) The role of energy for industrialization and economic growth

2) The water-energy-food nexus under climate change

3) Environmental and health co-benefits (and trade-offs) of transition in the energy system

The project will also contribute to energy sector planning in Ethiopia by highlighting least cost energy bundle, and the implications of alternative energy pathways to the macro-economy, human health, and the environment.


Fondazione CMCC – Centro euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

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