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Energy Policy

Institutional Document | June 2009

The Energy Policy 2009 aligns ADB's energy operations to meet energy security needs, facilitate a transition to a low-carbon economy, and achieve ADB's vision of a region free of poverty.

The policy represents a coherent translation of important elements of Strategy 2020 that prioritize energy-related objectives and identify the institutional capabilities needed for the future within a changing regional, global, and technological context.

ADB's new energy policy aims to help DMCs to provide reliable, adequate, and affordable energy for inclusive growth in a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable way. To this end, ADB's energy policy has three pillars: promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy; maximizing access to energy for all; and promoting energy sector reform, capacity building, and governance.


  • Introduction
  • Summary of the Review
  • The Energy Policy
  • Policy Implementation
  • Recommendation
  • Appendixes