Measuring and monitoring energy poverty

Pachauri S & Spreng D (2011). Measuring and monitoring energy poverty. Energy Policy 39 (12): 7497-7504. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2011.07.008.

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Abstract

This article undertakes a review of alternative measures and indicators of energy poverty targeted to specific audiences and for particular purposes. At the national and international scales there have been some efforts for constructing measures of energy poverty. However, much more needs to be done to develop an internationally consistent measurement framework and to put in place data collection systems that will enable regular reporting. At the programme and project level, indicator systems by necessity need to be designed for specific purposes. Nevertheless, the article proposes that in many instances it is desirable to widen the scope of metrics used for designing and evaluating policies and programmes. In the past, monitoring and evaluation indicators have focused largely on outputs, service delivery or dissemination. Central to the recommendations laid out in the paper is the call for widening the focus of evaluation and necessity to design indicators that adequately assess the needs of beneficiaries and describe the living conditions of families and communities, who are targeted by such programmes and initiatives.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cooking energy; Energy access indicators; Household energy services
Research Programs: Energy (ENE)
Bibliographic Reference: Energy Policy; 39(12):7497-7504 (December 2011) (Published online 30 July 2011)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:45
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2016 11:34
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/9567

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