by Anjana Agarwal, Davida Wood and Narasimha D. Rao - April 2016
This study assesses and compares the benefits of electricity service to households and small enterprises from microgrids, solar home systems (SHS), and the national grid in select rural communities in India and Nepal. Electricity access, in general, leads to reduced kerosene use, more time spent...
by Davida Wood and Sarah Martin - April 2016
WWF and WRI have partnered to develop a roadmap for creating Sustainable Energy Access Forums (SEAFs) at the country level. The roadmap offers a multi-stakeholder approach to strengthening the enabling environment around (a) investments, (b) planning, and (c) policy and regulation of clean...
by Bharath Jairaj, Sarah Martin, Davida Wood, Shantanu Dixit, Ashwini Chitnis and Amrita Kundu - May 2014
This working paper is designed to help make decision-making processes more transparent and enable greater engagement in the electricity sector.
It is part of the 10 Questions to Ask Series, which aims to build the capacity of...
by Davida Wood, Bharath Jairaj, Sarah Martin, Shantanu Dixit and Ashwini Chitnis - April 2014
This working paper is part of the “10 Questions to Ask Series”, which aims to build the capacity of electricity sector stakeholders—government agencies, regulators, utilities, the private sector, civil society, and others —to design and...
by Davida Wood, Sarah Martin, Bharath Jairaj, Letha Tawney and Shantanu Dixit - January 2014
Part of the “10 Questions to Ask Series” which aims to build the capacity of electricity sector stakeholders—government agencies, regulators, utilities, the private sector, civil society, and others —to design and participate in policy making...
Strengthening India's Appliance Efficiency Standards and Labels through Greater Civil Society Involvementby Bharath Jairaj, Sarah Martin and Neelam Singh - November 2013
Residential use accounts for 14 percent of global energy consumption. Appliance standards alone could achieve 17 percent energy reductions in the residential sector. Although appliance efficiency standards and labeling programs (AES&L) aim to influence consumer behavior, consumers and civil...
Bottom-Up Perspectives on Smart Renewable Energy Policy in Developing Countriesby Lutz Weischer, Davida Wood, Athena Ballesteros and Xing Fu-Bertaux - May 2011
This working paper identifies key components of smart renewable
energy policy in developing countries, focusing on
the power sector. It also provides recommendations
for maximizing the effectiveness of international
support for deployment of renewable energies,
Benchmarking Best Practice And Promoting Accountability In The Electricity Sectorby World Resources Institute, National Institute for Public Finance and Policy and Prayas-Pune Energy Group - June 2007
The Electricity Governance Initiative (EGI) Indicator Toolkit presents a framework to assess and promote good governance in the electricity sector.
A Governance Analysis of Electricity; India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailandby Smita Nakhooda, Shantanu Dixit and Navroz K. Dubash - April 2007
Based on experiences in India, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand, this report makes the case for greater attention to how electricity sector decisions are made -- and the need for greater public involvement and scrutiny.