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The Electricity Governance Toolkit

Benchmarking Best Practice And Promoting Accountability In The Electricity Sector

The Electricity Governance Initiative (EGI) Indicator Toolkit presents a framework to assess and promote good governance in the electricity sector.

Executive Summary

This framework assesses the extent to which decision making processes in national electricity sectors are transparent, allow for public participation, remain accountable to the public interest and permit access to redress. In addition, the toolkit seeks to assess institutional capacity to adequately meet the requirements of good process.

The indicator toolkit comprises a set of qualitative research questions, whose answers generate indicators that assess decision-making processes in order to develop a metric to conceptualize good governance. Sound understanding of the decision chain and potential points for leverage and mutual benefit is critical for effective civil society engagement in the electricity sector. By approaching the social, environmental and economic challenges confronting the electricity sector through questions of governance, we can address these issues from the root of their causes.

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