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Energy Governance in Pakistan
Donors/Partners: Heinrich Boll Stiftung (HBS)
Locale: Islamabad
Duration of Project: May-August 2015
Team Members: Engineer Arshad H. Abasi, Maha Kamal, Maariyah wasim, Omama Tahir,M. Sawar.


The project aims to evaluate structural and institutional reform strategies in Pakistan’s energy sector.  Given the country’s vulnerability to climate change, the overarching objective of this project is to sensitize policy makers to the values of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) and the need for energy security with High Efficiency and Low Emissions (HELE). The project is data-intensive with qualitative and quantitative analysis of key areas in the energy sector.



Under the project, a data-driven energy policy is being devised for the key ministries, including Ministry of Water & Power, and Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources.  Similarly, an independent assessment of the ministries’ performance against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) is underway.Major objectives of this project are:
  • To sensitize policy makers to Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) and help develop an energy policy in the backdrop of current scenario of climate change
  • To identify and develop KPIs for the  ministries so that they could improve energy governance
  • To measure  energy governance against KPIs
  • To collect measurable data on a set of indicators that will include power transmission and distribution loss rate
  • To conduct spatial analysis of distribution losses across Pakistan
  • To analyze and identify gaps in inter-departmental coordination, which affect energy governance
  • To share results and key policy recommendations on energy governance with policy makers and industry’s experts

For More Information, Contact the Following Person:

Vaqar Ahmed , Mohammad Zeeshan