What are the key corruption risks in the energy sector in Vietnam, with a focus on international budget aid, including aid from European donors?
Identify general risks of corruption, especially in the energy sector and determine what they mean for potential donors
- Overview of Vietnam’s energy sector
- Overview of corruption risks in Vietnam
- Corruption risks for budget support in the energy sector
A growing population, a rising appetite for goods and services, rapid urbanisation, and fast growing economic activities in industrial and service sectors are exerting increased pressure on energy supplies in Vietnam. The availability of an adequate and reliable energy supply is an essential prerequisite for maintaining the country’s record of socially inclusive economic growth and achieving the government’s socio-economic development goals. Continue reading “CORRUPTION RISKS IN VIETNAM’S ENERGY SECTOR”
By Ali Al-Saffar
IEA Energy Analyst
19 December 2017
Grid extensions have formed the bulk
This commentary draws from the Southeast Asia Energy Outlook 2017, a WEO Special Report, published in October.
Providing electricity access for all remains a critical topic in many parts of the developing world. The challenge is especially acute in Southeast Asia, one of the most dynamic regions of the global energy system, but whose rich and varied environment defies one-size-fits-all energy solutions.
Thanks to growing economies and burgeoning and urbanising middle classes, energy demand in Southeast Asia grows at one of the fastest rates in the world. Still, around 65 million people across the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries are without access to electricity. In a recent special report on the region, we looked in detail at how to close this gap.
Continue reading “Bringing electricity to all corners of Southeast Asia”