Review of Energy Efficiency Interventions | Asian Development Bank

Review of Energy Efficiency Interventions

Institutional Document | December 2012

This evaluation focuses on the Asian Development Bank (ADB) interventions to stimulate energy efficiency investments in industry and buildings.

Improving energy efficiency is now recognized worldwide as a highly cost-effective means to increase energy availability. This will be vital for the Asia and Pacific region which is expected to become the world's largest energy-consuming region by 2050 - and be most exposed to risks related to energy security and climate change. Governments across the region must encourage measures to contain energy consumption and increase the use of all types of clean energy - a process in which the Asian Development Bank can assist its developing member countries.

The study focuses on energy efficiency improvements in industry and buildings. The two sectors are large electricity consumers and provide ADB with a good opportunity to promote demand-side energy efficiency. So far, ADB's support for improving energy efficiency has had a supply-side orientation - accounting for about 40% of total clean energy interventions during 2003-2010. Going forward, ADB is expected to move toward a more balanced and integrated portfolio of supply and demand-side side energy efficiency improvement interventions, as envisaged under ADB's long-term Strategy 2020.


  • Foreword
  • Executive Summary
  • Management Response
  • Chair's Summary: Development Effectiveness Committee
  • Evaluation Focus
  • Contextual and Strategic Aspects
  • ADB's Energy Sector Strategies and Operations
  • Review of ADB's Demand-Side Energy Efficiency Projects
  • Review of ADB's Industrial Support Projects
  • Review of ADB's Energy Supply-Side Projects
  • Approaches to Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Industry and Buildings
  • Key Findings
  • Appendixes