Transparency and Information Meaningful participation Accountability Access to Justice
The Electricity Governance Initiative Develop an operational framework to assess governance and help identify best practices Provide a capacity building platform for improving practice Contribute to improved communication among stakeholders
BASELINE INDICATORS: MAPPING THE ELECTRICITY SECTOR POLICY PROCESSES Legislative Committee Executive Independence and Reporting of Electricity Ministry / Department Planning Agencies Donor Agencies Capacity of Civil Society Reform and policy change processes Availability of relevant background Information Quality of participation, debate, and clarity of policy processes Media coverage Role of Consultants Asset Evaluation Privatization Subsidies Independent Power Extent of Competition Executive mandate and capacity Legislative committee mandate and capacity Jurisdiction for environmental clearances Setting minimum environmental standards Inclusion in planning and reform Environmental impact assessments Project-affected people Labor Impacts Clean Technologies and Approaches REGULATORY PROCESS Authority and Autonomy Selection and Removal Financial + Human Resources Function and Jurisdiction Conflicts of Interest Information disclosure and transparency Appeals Training Use of Consultants Procedural clarity Pro-activeness Public participation Civil society capacity Basis for orders and decisions Dissemination of decisions Performance Reporting Tariff Philosophy Licensing Consumer Service and Quality of Supply Mandate and capacity of regulatory body to address environmental and social issues Responsiveness to social or environmental claims Engagement of service provider with the public Affordability Representation of weak stakeholders ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL
PP34 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS FOR POWER SECTOR PROJECTS Elements of QualityExplanation Public participation at scoping More than one public participation mechanism used Adequate comment period Public release of EIA reports Public consultation guidelines Disclosure of public comments on EIA Public comments addressed in final EIA report Continued Explanation: VALUES Not applicable/ Not assessed The EIA did not meet any elements of qualityLow The EIA met one - two elements of qualityLow-Medium The EIA met three – four elements of quality Medium The EIA met five – six elements of qualityMedium-High The EIA met all seven elements of quality High
Creating new dialogue between civil society and sector actors Research Team NGO coalition Active in power sector issues Advisory Panel Government, Regulator, Utilities, Private Sector
The Electricity Governance Initiative http://electricitygovernance.wri.org http://electricitygovernance.wri.org International Financial Flows and the Environment Project http://www.wri.org/iffe http://www.wri.org/iffe firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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