Global Insights Based on the Multidimensional Energy Poverty Index (MEPI)
2013 (English)In: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 5, no 5, 2060-2076 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Energy access metrics are needed to track the progress towards providing sustainable energy for all. This paper presents advancements in the development of the Multidimensional Energy Poverty Index (MEPI), as well as results and analysis for a number of developing countries. The MEPI is a composite index designed to shed light on energy poverty by assessing the services that modern energy provides. The index captures both the incidence and intensity of energy poverty. It provides valuable insights-allowing the analysis of determinants of energy poverty-and, subsequently insights into policy efficacy. Building on previous work, this paper presents results obtained as a result of both increased data availability and enhanced methodology. Specifically, this analysis (i) includes an increased number of countries, and (ii) tracks the evolution of energy poverty over time of energy poverty in selected countries is reported.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 5, no 5, 2060-2076 p.
energy poverty, access to modern energy services, energy policy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-129641DOI: 10.3390/su5052060ISI: 000324048800016ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84883032961OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-129641DiVA: diva2:653146
QC 201310032013-10-032013-10-032016-08-26Bibliographically approved