A Vision for Energy Sector Development in the Indo-Pacific
Developing options to meet Asia’s booming demand for energy is essential to sustaining economic growth and improving the standard of living in a region where 700 million people still lack access to reliable, modern forms of electricity. Yet the ways in which countries might seek to satisfy energy demand can also introduce new policy challenges.
The U.S. Department of State’s Asia EDGE (Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy) initiative, the Japan-U.S. Mekong Power Partnership, and other regional and international efforts seek to address these challenges by strengthening the region’s capacity for technical, financial, legal, environmental, and energy market development as rapidly as possible.
NBR’s project on Asia EDGE is made possible with funding through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR). Through a range of activities—including policy workshops, commissioned research, and year-long fellowship opportunities for rising leaders from the region—this initiative engages high-level stakeholders from government, business, and the research community to craft market-based recommendations for public policy on energy security and access in the Indo-Pacific.
Read the press release for NBR’s Asia EDGE project.
Learn more about the U.S. State Department’s Asia EDGE initiative.