Measuring Energy Poverty: Focusing on What Matters

Measuring Energy Poverty: Focusing on What Matters / Patrick Nussbaumer, gan Bazilian, ay Modi and Kandeh K. Yumkella. Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI), April 2011, 27 p.  ISBN 978-1-907194-26-9 (OPHI Working Paper ;  42)

http://www.ophi.org.uk/measuring-energy-poverty-focusing-on-what-matters/

The provision of modern energy services is recognised as a critical foundation for sustainable development, and is central to the everyday lives of people. Effective policies to dramatically expand modern energy access need to be grounded in a robust information-base. Metrics that can be used for comparative purposes and to track progress towards targets therefore represent an essential support tool. This paper reviews the relevant literature, and discusses the adequacy and applicability of existing instruments to measure energy poverty. Drawing on those insights, it proposes a new composite index to measure energy poverty. Both the associated methodology and initial results for several African countries are discussed. Whereas most existing indicators and composite indices focus on assessing the access to energy, or the degree of development related to energy, our new index – the Multidimensional Energy Poverty Index (MEPI) – focuses on the deprivation of access to modern energy services. It captures both the incidence and intensity of energy poverty, and provides a new tool to support policymaking. (copyright © OPHI)



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Danièle Revel (2011, 6 avril). Measuring Energy Poverty: Focusing on What Matters. Veille énergie climat. Consulté le 26 février 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/o8u5

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