Why Tackling Energy Governance in Developing Countries Needs a Different Approach - White Paper from TPP and Chemonics


This paper was written by Neil McCulloch, Director TPP, with Chemonics International. It outlines the size and nature of the energy challenge, with a focus on electricity. It describes the investments that are currently being made to improve the quality of power and access to electricity — and the growing evidence that investments often fail due to poor energy governance.

The paper then delves more deeply into how bad governance influences the quality of and access to electricity, with specific country examples. It shows the importance of understanding how electricity fits into the political settlement of a country and how this affects the incentives of key actors in the sector.

A shorter technical brief can also be read here: