June 2, 2010

REPORT ON THE ENERGY STRATEGY APPROACH PAPER OF THE WORLD BANK GROUP MEETING 21ST MAY 2010

OBJECTIVES
The paper identified two key objectives which will form the basis for the strategy viz:
I. Improving the operational and financial performance of the energy sector
II. Strengthening governance to improve the contribution of energy to equitable economic development.

SUPPORTING PILLARS
The World Bank group also identified two supporting pillars which must be emphasized upon if the energy strategy is to work. The two are:
I. Improving the operational and financial performance of the energy sector
II. Strengthening governance to improve the contribution of energy to equitable economic development.


The six key areas discussed included:
1. Where do you think the help of the World Bank Group in the energy sector in developing countries is most needed?
2. Does the proposed approach adequately address the needs of the poor and the marginalized? If not, how could it be strengthened?
3. Does the proposed approach strike the right balance between meeting the needs and priorities of low-income countries and those of middle-income countries?
4. Where there are trade-offs between meeting the local energy needs of individual countries and reducing global Green House gas emissions , what principles should the World Bank Group follow in resolving the trade-offs?
5. What should be the role of the World Bank Group in promoting new technology and/or helping to transfer existing technologies to new markets and how much weight should the Bank Group give to each?
6. What other suggestions or comments do you have?
For suggestions and comments check out : http://www.worldbank.org/energyconsultations

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