In this study, AFREPREN/FWD examined the research- policy link in the energy sectors of five Eastern and Southern Africa countries - Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The study focused on the preparation of the national energy policy documents in the five countries with the central objective of assessing the impact of research on energy policy and proposing options for enhancing its impact.
The study identified researches that had significantly influenced policy, specifically, the national energy policy
documents. Thereafter, the characteristics of influential research were examined to establish the critical features that made them potent in influencing policy.