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Indonesia: country partnership strategy. Assessment of the energy sector

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This working paper on energy is a sub-section of the report on the findings of the Indonesia country partnership strategy (CPS) final review. It assesses the quality of the self-evaluation and identifies lessons and recommendations to inform the new CPS.

One of the lessons identified is that ADB’s country program must be anchored in a rigorous analysis of development constraints. Empirical- and evidence-based diagnostic analysis of development constraints needs to be purposely incorporated in CPS preparation. Sound diagnosis of development constraints and opportunities must serve as the basis for the CPS’s focus and objectives.

Policy for energy is governed by the revised National Energy Policy adopted in January 2014.

ADB chose to position its support for energy by focusing on renewables and climate change mitigation, and strengthening transmission and distribution links. How far a clear division of effort between development partners was applied is unclear.