ENERGY POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (EPDP)

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Started in November 2014, the EPDP is a four-year program that aims to strengthen the capacity of the Philippine government to formulate coherent and evidence-based policies and strategies for sustainable, reliable, and efficient use of energy resources and technologies. It supports the national government, in particular the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the Department of Energy (DOE), in policy analysis and formulation for the energy sector. The EPDP is being implemented by the UPecon Foundation through a grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

 

The Program is expected to:

 

– develop a research initiative to guide energy sector policy- and decision-making;
– strengthen the enabling environment for national frameworks for climate change mitigation and low-emission development;
– support energy-related academic activities at tertiary education institutions;
– inform private sector business strategies for cost-effective, sustainable and broad-based growth.


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Context

Energy is crucial to economic growth and development. Energy provides power, heat, and transportation to people and industries–all critical to a well-functioning modern society. However, energy supply interruptions, impacts of climate change, and price shocks all disrupt the economy. To respond to these challenges and opportunities, academic and policy programs in universities and economic centers need to develop and promote knowledge, research, and good practice in energy development. It is both urgent and important to bring to the fore the discussion on energy.

 

EPDP Brochure

EPDP Video