||Energy poverty is prevalent in Zambia. It is one of the world’s least electrified
nations with 69% of its citizens living in darkness, without access to grid electricity.
Zambian government has a goal to achieve universal electricity access in urban areas
and increase rural electrification to 51% by 2030. With its main goal to improve the
quality of life and wellbeing of Zambians. Electrification is expected to have positive
impacts on health, education and employment play an important role to achieve wellbeing,
however, previous studies and analysis of renewable energy programs have found different,
context-dependent results. To evaluate the impacts of electrification in Zambia I
have used the Living Conditions Monitoring Survey (LCMS) of 2015 and applied two different
estimation techniques: non-linear regressions and propensity score matching. My study
finds that firewood consumption significantly decreases with assess to electricity
and education has positive outcomes on grade attainment. I negligible effects on wage
earning employment outcomes respiratory health outcomes. Based on these results I
conclude that access to grid electrification does have certain positive impacts but
empirical evidence is not as strong as the theoretical claims.