Public Policy Framework for Renewable Energy Development

Based on international experience and case studies, IDE-E has developed a Public Policy Framework for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Development (PPF). The analytical framework provides guidance on how to accurately assess constraints and opportunities, and supports target-oriented planning in specific countries or sub-national jurisdictions. More specifically, IDE-E has applied the PPF for the development of National Renewable Energy Country Profiles (e.g. Morocco, Mexico, India), to establish base-line scenarios for target-oriented planning in specific policy areas (such as regional support mechanisms (e.g. financial, fiscal and administrate incentives) for clean technology deployment at the local level) and to assess barriers and opportunities, including human and institutional capacities, for implementation at sub-national levels (e.g. Morocco's regions and municipalities). The PPF is based on seven key policy areas with over 40 indicators (4 to 9 indictors for each policy area). The seven highly interlinked areas are summarized in the following table, including a sample of indicators for each area:

Policy key areas

Sample of indicators

Organization of the energy sector

Renewable energy sources, natural endowment and energy sector context

Legal, regulatory and judicial framework

RE legislation, regulation, and quality of framework

Governance and institutional arrangement

Public mandates, responsibilities, and cross-sector partnerships

Financing: public, private, and international cooperation

Sources, nature, and focus of funding

Public Agenda and Social Relevance

Socio-economic contexts, public awareness and debate

Knowledge-base and access to technology

R&D, applied technology development, and market structure

Information and indicators for monitoring

Completeness and timeliness of RE information and data

Source: IDE-E

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