Energy Access and Energy Security in Asia and the Pacific

Publication | December 2013
Energy Access and Energy Security in Asia and the Pacific

Energy security concerns confront the Asia and Pacific region. Energy access, energy poverty, and energy development are explored to address these concerns.

This paper provides an in-depth analysis on the current state of energy poverty in Asia and the prospects and prescriptions for advancing energy affordability and access. Lack of access to electricity and modern cooking fuels constitutes energy poverty. Access to modern energy requires improved technologies and financing instruments and sources. The pro-poor public-private partnership model is one useful vehicle for raising capital to finance projects. Five factors appear to be necessary in combination for programs and partnerships to successfully promote energy access and eradicate energy poverty: selecting appropriate technology, promoting community participation, emphasizing maintenance and service, coupling service with incomes, and building local capacity.


  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Defining Energy Poverty and Access
  • Financing Sustainable Energy for All
  • References