Asia, Online Articles, Presentations, Webinars | February 7, 2024

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.


  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. 

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