Title: Policy and appraisal framework for renewable energy programs and projects in development cooperation
Language: English
Authors: Lugmayr, Martin 
Qualification level: Diploma
Advisor: Nakicenovic, Nebojsa
Issue Date: 2009
Number of Pages: 92
Qualification level: Diploma
Energy support policies and quality appraisal frameworks of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) have to respond to the international paradigm shift towards more sustainable low-carbon energy pathways in developed and developing countries. In recent years the already heavy energy agenda of developing countries has been complemented by climate change concerns and the projected negative impacts on their economies and energy systems. Today, developing countries face the interrelated challenges of energy poverty, energy security and climate change mitigation and adaptation simultaneously. It is obvious, that without huge investments in their energy infrastructure in the forthcoming decades the growing energy demand cannot be satisfied and the poverty reduction goals cannot be achieved. On the other hand the prevention of negative climate change impacts, which are projected to harm developing countries at most, require a sharp shift towards low/zero carbon energy technologies and capacities. Renewable energy technologies (RETs) can play a major role in attaining the poverty reduction objectives in developing countries and the climate goals on global levels simultaneously. Renewable energy (RE) solutions are in many cases appropriate tools to address the challenges of energy poverty, energy security and climate change simultaneously and in a sustainable manner. Studies show that there is a huge potential of RE resources in all parts of developing countries. So far it is not exploited due to various technical, economical, political, legal and capacity related barriers. DFIs are challenged to address these barriers through different types of RE programs and projects (e.g. investment related aid, capacity development). In this context the study elaborates a proposal for an integrated energy support policy and quality appraisal framework for DFIs regarding RE programs and projects in development cooperation. It considers current trends to enhanced efficiency of development assistance and takes also new aid modalities into account (e.g. sectoral budget support, SWAPs). The study provides two concrete outcomes: Firstly, a policy input for a support policy is elaborated. On the basis of the policy input a draft quality appraisal framework for RE programs and project is designed. A first draft for an appraisal questionnaire which can be applied by DFIs to evaluate the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, feasibility and sustainability of RE programs and projects is included.
URI: https://resolver.obvsg.at/urn:nbn:at:at-ubtuw:1-51220
Library ID: AC08467012
Organisation: E017 - Weiterbildungszentrum der TU Wien 
Publication Type: Thesis
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