Energy Governance in Developing Countries — A New Approach

Additional Members
Edward Hoyt,
Michael Ashford, Chemonics

Global efforts to improve energy access and quality and to tackle climate change need a different approach to addressing poor energy governance in developing countries. Energy projects should be designed to “think and work politically.”

This Technical Brief, written by Neil McCulloch, TPP, in close collaboration with Edward Hoyt, and Michael Ashford from Chemonics International, shows how poor energy governance damages energy access and efforts to improve the quality and reliability of power. It explains the political reasons why energy governance is so bad in many countries and contrasts this with the current system of procuring technical assistance, which largely ignores the energy governance challenge. It shows that a new approach to tackling energy governance is emerging that is better matched to the nature of the problems faced and provides recommendations on how to implement it.

The full White Paper can be read here.