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Podcast: Advancing the accurate tracking of energy poverty

In this podcast, Shonali Pachauri, Acting Program Director of the Transitions to New Technologies at IIASA in Austria discusses a new framework to measure energy poverty developed by her and her colleagues at IIASA that better aligns with services that people lack rather than merely capturing the absence of connections to sources of electricity. This framework distinguishes between two aspects of energy poverty - the conditions of supply, and the conditions and circumstances of households. The objective in developing this framework was to find an alternative to the too simplistic SDG indicators that underestimate energy poverty and the more complex multidimensional framework of the World Bank, which while a real step forward, is difficult to scale up to the global level. 


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