EEAP Webinar 10: Summary Note

Energy Evaluation in Asia Pacific: Latest Updates

On May 7, 2024, the Energy Evaluation Asia Pacific (EEAP) hosted its 10th webinar focusing on the crucial topic of ‘Measuring Progress on Energy Wellbeing in New Zealand’. This insightful webinar featured two notable speakers: Dr. Phoebe Taptiklis, Research Fellow, Motu Economic Public Policy Research, New Zealand, and Dr. Caroline Fyfe, Post-doctoral Researcher, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. The webinar served to provide a guided tour of two important evaluations which measured the impact of New Zealand’s recent energy hardship policies.

Phoebe Taptiklis presented findings from an evaluation of the Mario and Public Housing Renewable Energy fund, which allocated a substantial allocation of $28 million to tackle energy affordability issues and enhance the quality of housing in New Zealand. Caroline Fyfe provided an overview of a study conducted on the Warm Kiwi Homes program in New Zealand run by the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA), which aimed to improve energy efficiency and provide heating solutions for low-income households.

The discussions underscored the critical role of renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives in promoting inclusive and sustainable outcomes for communities facing energy-related challenges. The session also served to emphasize the importance of comprehensive evaluation methodologies, blending quantitative and qualitative analysis, to assess program impacts accurately. This document summarizes the key discussion points from the webinar.

Presentations:

  1. ‘Evaluating the Maori and Public Housing Renewable Energy Fund: Interim findings from the first winter’, Dr. Phoebe Taptiklis, Research Fellow, Motu Economic Public Policy Research, New Zealand

  2. ‘Quantifying the impacts of energy efficient heating: The Warmer Kiwis Programme’, Dr. Caroline Fyfe, Post-doctoral Researcher, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

 

EEAP Webinar 9: Summary Note

Energy Evaluation in Asia Pacific: Latest Updates

On April 18, 2024, the Energy Evaluation Asia Pacific (EEAP) hosted the 4th session of its webinar series, dedicated to the “Evaluation of SDG7 Policies and Programs in Asia Pacific.” This enlightening webinar featured two distinguished speakers: Ada Ocampo, President of IDEAS – International Development Evaluation Association, and Henry Adams Co-founder and Director at Common Capital, Australia.

Henry provided valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities inherent in evaluating and adapting clean energy affordability programs in the context of evolving climate policy objectives, stressing the importance of transformative thinking and data-driven approaches. Ada provided a comprehensive overview of the rationale, challenges, and importance of country-led evaluations in assessing progress towards the SDGs and contributing to transformative change.

The discussions underscored the need for transformative approaches, such as rethinking program design and adopting a systems perspective, to effectively address challenges and maximize benefits, whether in clean energy affordability programs or SDG evaluations. Additionally, they emphasized the importance of equity, data-driven analysis, and active participation to ensure inclusive and sustainable outcomes. This document summarizes the key discussion points from the webinar.

Presentations:

  1.  “Country-led evaluation of the SDGs: Why and why now?”,  Ada Ocampo, President, IDEAS,

EEAP Webinar 8: Summary Note

Energy Evaluation in Asia Pacific: Latest Updates

On March 20, 2024, Energy Evaluation Asia Pacific (EEAP) hosted its 3rd webinar session, focusing on “Evaluation of SDG7 Policies and Programs in Asia Pacific.” This engaging webinar featured two esteemed speakers from South Asia: Fayyaz Ahmed, MEL Coordinator at Mercy Corps from Pakistan, and Sadeep Acharya, Managing Director of Jalpadevi Auto Repairing Center Pvt. Ltd from Nepal.

Fayyaz’s presentation delved into evaluating SDG 7 at the policy level, drawing insights from policy briefs supporting the UN High-Level Political Forum 2023. Sadeep shed light on the challenges and opportunities in tracking energy access in remote areas of Nepal.

The webinar served as a valuable platform for knowledge-sharing on policymaking to achieve the SDG7 goal of universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy by 2030. It also underscored the importance of balancing innovation, collaboration, and continuous evaluation in the journey towards sustainable energy solutions. This document encapsulates the key discussion points from the webinar.

Presentations:

  1. “Evaluating SDG7 at the Policy Level”- Fayyaz Ahmed, MEL Coordinator at Mercy Corps, Pakistan 
  2. “Challenges and Opportunities in Tracking Energy Access in Remote Areas” – Sadeep Acharya, Managing Director, Jalpadevi Auto Repairing Center Pvt. Ltd

EEAP Newsletter – Issue 6 – March 2024

Exciting News Alert!

We’re thrilled to announce the release of the newest issue of the Energy Evaluation Asia Pacific (EEAP) newsletter! Dive into the latest updates, insightful articles, and valuable resources covering a wide range of topics in energy evaluation. From insightful articles on the relevance of energy evaluation, and learnings from EEAP’s webinars to spotlights on Steering Committee members and regional evaluation updates, this issue has it all. Stay informed, inspired, and empowered to make a difference in the dynamic world of energy evaluation.

Best Wishes,

The Energy Evaluation Team

EEAP Webinar 7: Summary Note

Energy Evaluation in Asia Pacific: Latest Updates

On January 31, 2024, the Energy Evaluation Asia Pacific (EEAP) hosted the second session of its webinar series, dedicated to the “Evaluation of SDG7 Policies and Programs in Asia Pacific.” This enlightening webinar featured two distinguished speakers: Dayyan Shayani, a Statistician at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and Sohini Mookherjee, Lead at Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab,( J-PAL) and CLEAR South Asia.

Dayyan Shayani presented an overview of the progress toward the SDG7 goal in the Asia Pacific since 2015, drawing on available data for the six SDG7 indicators. Sohini’s presentation delved into evidence from ongoing Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) related to energy access in India, offering key takeaways for policymakers involved in implementing energy policies.

The webinar provided a valuable platform for knowledge-sharing and learning about the advancement of SDG7 in the Asia Pacific region. It underscored the importance of employing robust evaluation methods to generate evidence on the impact of policies and programs. This document summarizes the key discussion points from the webinar.

Presentations:

  1. “Is Asia Pacific progressing on SDG7?”- Dayyan Shayani, Statistician, United Nations ESCAP Statistics Division.
  2. “Lessons Learned about SDG7 Evaluation” Sohini Mook, Lead at Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab ( J-PAL) and CLEAR SA. 

EEAP Webinar 6: Summary Note

Energy Evaluation in Asia Pacific: Latest Updates

On January 31, 2024, Energy Evaluation Asia Pacific (EEAP)

organized an insightful webinar on the topic of “Evaluation of SDG7 Policies and Programs”. This engaging virtual event featured two keynote speakers: Michael Williamson, Section Chief, Energy Division in the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and Navin Kumar Jha, Assistant Professor, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Michael Williamson provided an overview of SDG7 roadmaps by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific member states and highlighted evaluation challenges for evaluating the impact of SDG7 roadmaps. Mr. Navin’s presentation focused on the pathway to clean cooking transition in Nepal, examining the policies governing household biodigesters in Nepal. The webinar served as an opportunity for sharing knowledge on SDG7 policies and programs and highlighting the importance and challenges of evaluating such initiatives.  

Presentations:

SDG7 Roadmaps: Identifying and Addressing Evaluation Challenges
Pathway to clean cooking transition in Nepal: Policies governing household biodigesters in Nepal
EEAP WEBINAR 6_Summary Notes  

 

EEAP Q3 2023 Newsletter

The EEAP Newsletters are back! You can download the Energy Evaluation Asia Pacific Q3 2023 Newsletter here:

Best wishes,

The Energy Evaluation Team

EEAP Webinar 5: Summary Note

Energy Evaluation in Asia Pacific: Latest Updates

On Thursday 12th October 2023, Energy Evaluation Asia Pacific (EEAP) held the fifth webinar of the EEAP Webinar Series. The webinar focused on the Evaluation of Energy Policies and Programs in Chile, featuring two distinguished speakers from the Energy Sustainability Agency of Chile. Raúl Riveros discussed the evaluation of energy programs in Chile, showcasing the agency’s work, while Javier Rojas shared insights gained from monitoring electric vehicles under the Mi Taxi Eléctrico Program.

Presentations:

Jon Respati’s article on ‘Evaluation Practices in Indonesia’

Jon Respati’s article on ‘Evaluation Practices in Indonesia’

Current Status and Emerging Developments

In this article, EEAP’s Steering Committee member, Jon Respati delves into Indonesia’s evaluation landscape. Indonesia is making strides in adopting energy evaluation practices, driven by the need to transition to clean energy. Key developments include the establishment of the Indonesian Energy Evaluation Institute (IEEI) and collaborations with international organizations. Energy evaluation seminars and discussions are actively promoting the importance of holistic evaluation in guiding national development programs. As Indonesia moves towards a sustainable energy future, the role of evaluation practices is becoming increasingly pivotal. Read Jon’s full article here.

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EEAP Q2 2021 Newsletter

The Energy Evaluation Asia Pacific Q2 2021 Newsletter is now out! Download it here:

Best wishes,

The Energy Evaluation Team