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Date(s) - 14/06/2023


Organized by the European Evaluation Society’s Thematic Working Group 3 on Private Sector Evaluation


Date:  Wednesday June 14th 2023

Time: 15:00 – 15:30 CET

Location: online via Zoom


Improving Energy Efficiency (EE) is good for everyone: people, firms, and the planet.  The opportunity to save money and avoid greenhouse gas emissions from energy use is universally appealing. EE has thus become a core element of the green energy transition and the net zero climate change agendas. Moreover, EE can deliver multiple micro and macro benefits, from people’s health to public budgets and energy security, an issue of heightened policy concern.

Nevertheless, EE faces multiple barriers associated with market failures (e.g., information asymmetries), speed of new technology uptake, investment scale up, and a general lack of appeal.  Evaluating the impact and effectiveness of EE interventions is not easy and requires a detailed understanding of its causal pathways. Evaluating EE’s wider impacts beyond energy savings, such as improvements in energy security, can help stakeholders appreciate its potential and help reverse the chronic underinvestment in EE, which undermines efforts to combat climate change.

In this webinar, evaluators will have the opportunity to hear a panel of experts discuss the scope of EE objectives, challenges and lessons of experience: policy constraints; opportunities for scale up; trade-offs and co-benefits; how to evaluate EE outcomes and impacts at country level; and findings from recent MDB evaluation work on the subject across regions, including how the private sector can contribute effectively to addressing the EE gap.

This 90 minute webinar will be held online in the afternoon of the 14th of June 2023 at 15:00 hours (European Central Time).  You will receive the link about three days before the webinar.  Participation in the webinar is free for all registered participants.  You can register using this link.

Panel Experts (in alphabetical order):

Matthew Bell, Co-director of Public Policy, Frontier Economics, and former Chief Executive, UK Committee on Climate Change

Philippe Benoit, Research Director, Global Infrastructure Analytics and Sustainability 2050, and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University-SIPA

Raghavan Narayanan, Associate Director, Impact Assessments and Foresights, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Patricia Yáñez- Pagans, Lead Economist, Development Effectiveness Department, IDB Invest (part of the Inter-American Development Bank Group)

Panel Moderator

José Carbajo, Lead, Private Sector Evaluation Thematic Working Group, European Evaluation Society

To register your place, click here.