Moving towards tangible decision-making tools for policy makers: Measuring and monitoring energy access provision. Bhanot, J. and Jha, V. Energy Policy.
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Access to energy services has been recognised as central to achieving economic growth and sustainable development. However, almost 1.3 billion people in the world still lack access to electricity and 2.7 billion lack access to clean cooking facilities. In this backdrop, the issue of energy access is receiving more interest than ever before and this has brought to the fore, the need for a robust decision support tool for policy makers to measure the progress of energy access provision and also to provide direction for future policy making. The paper studies existing definitions of energy access and identifies the key requirements for an appropriate decision-making tool to measure and monitor energy access provision. In this context the paper assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the metrics currently being used to measure energy access in policy, as well as of contemporary monitoring and evaluation frameworks being used in other sectors. Based on these insights, a dashboard of indicators is proposed as an alternate decision support tool for policy makers to measure energy access. The paper concludes with a discussion on what is needed to operationalise this proposed framework.
@article{bhanot_moving_????,
	title = {Moving towards tangible decision-making tools for policy makers: {Measuring} and monitoring energy access provision},
	issn = {0301-4215},
	shorttitle = {Moving towards tangible decision-making tools for policy makers},
	url = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421512002443},
	doi = {10.1016/j.enpol.2012.03.039},
	abstract = {Access to energy services has been recognised as central to achieving economic growth and sustainable development. However, almost 1.3 billion people in the world still lack access to electricity and 2.7 billion lack access to clean cooking facilities. In this backdrop, the issue of energy access is receiving more interest than ever before and this has brought to the fore, the need for a robust decision support tool for policy makers to measure the progress of energy access provision and also to provide direction for future policy making. The paper studies existing definitions of energy access and identifies the key requirements for an appropriate decision-making tool to measure and monitor energy access provision. In this context the paper assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the metrics currently being used to measure energy access in policy, as well as of contemporary monitoring and evaluation frameworks being used in other sectors. Based on these insights, a dashboard of indicators is proposed as an alternate decision support tool for policy makers to measure energy access. The paper concludes with a discussion on what is needed to operationalise this proposed framework.},
	number = {0},
	urldate = {2012-04-05},
	journal = {Energy Policy},
	author = {Bhanot, Jaya and Jha, Vivek},
	keywords = {Energy access indicators, Energy services, Monitoring tool}
}
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