Creating an Evaluation Community in the Asia Pacific

Energy Evaluation Asia Pacific grew out of the evaluation communities in North America and Europe; we've been in Asia for three years.

IEPEC (International Energy Program Evaluation Conference) was the initial community, based in North America, it has organized conferences every two years since the mid 1980’s, when it was recognized that there was a need for evaluators of energy programs to share lessons learned and the latest news on evaluation results and methodology. It has become the key event for the community, and the peer-reviewed proceedings form a rich knowledge base (freely available at www.iepec.org) that has been used by policymakers at the local, state and federal levels.

IEPPEC (International Energy Policy and Programme Evaluation Conference) was established in Europe in 2009. Similar to IEPEC, it was recognized that there was a need for evaluators of energy programs to share lessons learned and the latest news on evaluation results and methodology in the European context (rather than the North American context). IEPPEC organises conferences every two years, has a webinar series and delivers events with partner organisations such as the International Energy Agency including a three-day summit on the multiple benefits of energy efficiency held in Paris in March 2018. There is also a rich knowledge base from the European proceedings at ieppec.org  which are starting to be used by policymakers in different countries, as well as at the European Commission.

EEAP (Energy Evaluation Asia Pacific) held our first event in 2015; a workshop in Beijing followed by a further series of events culminating in our first Asia-Pacific evaluation conference in Bangkok in November 2017. EEAP (which as known as IEPPEC until 2018) held several joint events with APEC and the Asia Clean Energy Forum and produced two publications: