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Coping with the Energy Challenge

Category: Capacity Building
Sub-Category: Technical Assistance
Users: Project Developers, USAID Operating Units
Donor: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Donor Countries: United States of America

Provide a broad diagnostic framework to identify a country’s potential energy sector challenges, particularly as related to a country’s dependency on oil. This framework assesses country vulnerability by focusing on specific energy sector conditions as reflected by the various indicators included here, which were chosen because they provide insights into the overall dynamics of the energy sector.

Illustrate the linkages between challenges (identified by the indicators) and potential interventions that should be considered when developing USAID mission’s programs to cope with the challenges related to oil dependency. (It is important to clarify that this tool does not automatically provides appropriate answers for all countries in the world. Individual assessments should be carried out to adjust and customize level of detail required for specific countries).

Provide a comprehensive bibliography organized in a manner that allows the user to explore direct links to papers, studies or reports illustrating the various interventions.

Locations: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, eSwatini
On- or Off-Grid: Both

Anywhere USAID has a presence


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Contact information:

Sharon Hsu
Energy Team
Office of Infrastructure & Engineering
U.S. Agency for International Development
Email: shsu@usaid.gov

For more information: http://www.energytoolbox.org/cec/
Last updated: August 12, 2020

Last updated: November 28, 2022