Energy Governance in Developing Countries — A New Approach

Resource type
Author/contributor
Title
Energy Governance in Developing Countries — A New Approach
Abstract
In 2015, leaders from around the world agreed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. The seventh goal (SDG7) is: “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.” In the same year, the world’s leaders concluded the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change, which will require a global transition in the energy sector away from the use of fossil fuels. Yet, despite growing investments in clean energy in many developing countries, the transition is happening much more slowly than needed. The central reason for this is poor energy governance. This technical brief shows how poor energy governance damages energy access and efforts to improve the quality and reliability of power. It explains the political reasons why energy governance is so bad in many countries and contrasts this with the current system of procuring technical assistance, which largely ignores the energy governance challenge. It shows that a new approach to tackling energy governance is emerging that is better matched to the nature of the problems faced and provides recommendations on how to implement it.
Report Type
Briefing
Place
London
Institution
The Policy Practice & Chemonics
Date
2021.06
Pages
9
Language
en
Library Catalog
Zotero
Citation
Mcculloch, N. (2021). Energy Governance in Developing Countries — A New Approach (p. 9) [Briefing]. The Policy Practice & Chemonics.