Toward gender-informed energy subsidy reforms : findings from qualitative studies in Europe and Central Asia

    I'm pasting below the links to 2 reports on Subsidies which have been just published by the WB. These reports are unique, so please have a look and save them for your future work on Energy&Gender, specially the companion report on Gender.

    The main report presents findings from 208 focus group discussions (FGDs) held across eight countries (Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Kyrgyz Republic, Romania, Tajikistan, and Turkey) in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA) between 2013 and 2014 that examined households’ experiences with and attitudes to energy tariff reforms.

    The companion report on gender examines whether energy subsidy reforms in ECA region impact men and women differently, and what it means for energy subsidy reforms to be more gender sensitive. This work presents findings collected through focus group discussions and interviews held in eight countries (Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Kyrgyz Republic, Romania, Tajikistan, and Turkey) and explores a consistent set of questions across the region, such as household decision-making on energy access and use, coping with energy expenses within the household, and attitudes to energy reforms.

     

    1.Main report " Adapting to Higher Energy Costs: Findings from qualitative studies from Europe and Central Asia".

    http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2015/06/04/090224b082ef7719/3_0/Rendered/PDF/Adapting0to0hi0d0Central0Asia00ECA0.pdf

     

     

    2. Companion report: "Toward gender-informed energy subsidy reforms : findings from qualitative studies in Europe and Central Asia" (English) (49 pages).

    http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2015/06/04/090224b082ef773e/2_0/Rendered/PDF/Toward0gender00ope0and0Central0Asia.pdf