This report was prepared by Anare Matakiviti. This document describes the methodology adopted by PIEPSAP for the development of National Energy Policies in Pacific Island Countries as well as lessons learnt and recommendations for future assistance. The intent to document the process is to provide some guidance to PIC energy officials in energy policy development and planning. However, the document is not a blue print nor is it a solution to the problem faced by many PICs in formulating appropriate energy policy instruments, it is merely a documentation of the process adopted by PIEPSAP in developing national energy policies in PICs. It is hoped that the document will be of use to PIC energy officials when reviewing or formulating their national energy policies. PIEPSAP is a four year programme funded by the government of Denmark through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and excuted by the Secretariat of the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission.
Keywords: PIEPSAP, national energy policies