Assessment report on energy efficiency institutional arrangement in Asia

The technical and economic viability of energy efficiency (EE) has become more pronounced as concerns about energy security, climate change and low carbon development intensify. Although the promotion of EE has long been identified as an effective policy tool to manage energy demand, active pursuit of EE still lags behind in many ESCAP countries. This gap can not only be attributed to
programmatic, informational and financial barriers, but especially to the weakened capacity of national and regional institutions mandated to promote EE. This Report presents a review of the existing EE institutional arrangements in Central, South, and South-East Asia and includes a presentation of good
practices and case studies of some national and international EE institutions.