The framework focuses on key changes that the Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific partners including SPC, PPA, SPREP, USP and PIFS - agree to implement so they function as an effective regional partnership for action to adress the Energy Sector Challenges. The framework has two volumes:
i. Volume 1: concise statement of broad principles and procedures to guide the relevant CROP agencies in establishing more detailed policies, actions and goals that are
Asian Development Outlook 2005 Update - This part of the Update reviews the possible consequences and challenges presented by high oil prices for developing Asia. After a brief review of why prices are high, their impact on various economies in developing Asia is examined. Policy responses to structurally higher oil prices are then surveyed, including a brief discussion on the risks inherent in subsidizing oil products. The review ends by setting out key principles for guiding policy decisions, and offering some conclusions.
This policy brief has been prepared by the Asian Development Bank to help the region manage the adjustment to high prices. The policy brief describes the situation internationally and in the Pacific. It looks at what regional governments and development partners can do to help lessen the problems created by high prices. It also looks at what can be done to capture the benefits that high price offer, particularly to local food producers.
This paper was commissioned by ESMAP as part of an investigation on energy security issues from the perspective of developing countries, starting with a literature review and a concept note prepared by Ms. Dominique Lallement with research assistance from Ms. Anupa Vege.