The EUEI PDF Country Energy Assessment Tool is an MS Excel-based tool supporting countries in the identification of
- progress towards SE4ALL and national targets,
- readiness for renewable energy interventions and
- gaps in energy policy.
The tool uses more than 250 economic, social and environmental indicators, all derived from international and national publicly available datasets. As such, it provides a comprehensive and integrated assessment of the performance of the energy sector, also in relation to its socio-economic context, and especially focusing on sustainability and inclusiveness criteria.
The EUEI-PDF Policy Advisory tool aims to:
- provide country support with a flexible, objective and structured approach, that is also useful for benchmarking across countries,
- carry conventional analysis beyond the energy sector by including social, economic, environmental and institutional dimensions.
The policy tool will assist in providing a snapshot of the energy situation (energy demand and consumption data; power generation; basis information on use of biomass; stakeholder mapping; etc.) of the country and in supporting the rapid evaluation of the impacts of potential policy options during a scoping exercise.
The results of the policy tool are user friendly, could be used for presentation using graphs and succinct recommendations. The tool helps prepare and provide a quick reference on selected countries to key partners. It was prepared in cooperation with the technology cooperation team of GIZ, intending to run the tool on a set of countries to test its practical use during the preparation of GIZ country programmes.
The tool is expected to support the tasks of both EUEI PDF and its partner institutions, such as:
- assessing the energy sector, institutional and policy situation of a given country, using a core set of key factors and indicators,
- developing a comprehensive gap analysis, thereby demonstrating strengths and weaknesses of the current policy and institutional environment,
- assessing the required enabling conditions for policies and programs to achieve multiple energy, environmental, and economic goals in an effective way,
- designing or selecting policy options that offer increased energy benefits, including environmental and economic aspects,
- building support for clean energy and climate change mitigation as well as the related adaptation of policies and programs.