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Evaluation of Danida Energy and Environment Cooperation in Southeast Asia

This evaluation focuses particularly on interventions related to energy efficiency and renewable energy in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia in the period from 2002 to 2016. The cooperation with Thailand and Malaysia was terminated in 2008/2009, while the environmental programme in Indonesia was initiated in 2005 and runs until 2018.

The evaluation assesses the longer-term outcomes of the two programmes in Malaysia and Thailand, and also looks at the side-effects of the programmes in terms of commercial collaboration with Denmark. In all three countries, engagement of Danish private sector actors is seen as an important part of the transition process from development cooperation to new forms of cooperation.

The evaluation found that the EEC interventions have contributed to important progress towards achievement of planned development results within key areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy development in the three countries. So far, the EEC interventions – together with other Danish business instruments – have only had limited effect on Danish commercial engagements in the three countries. In Malaysia and Thailand, no effective transition process was planned when development cooperation. In Indonesia, a number of recent initiatives are likely to enable a better transition from development cooperation.
The evaluation was undertaken by a consortium of Nordic Consulting Group and Orbicon.

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PublisherEvaluation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Danida, Denmark
AuthorNordic Consulting Group/Orbicon