John is currently attached to the new ZERO Institute, Oxford. Recently with the Environmental Change Institute, and the Oxford Martin School Integrate programme. Former Chief Economist, UK Electricity Council.
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STAKEHOLDER DECISION-MAKING: UNDERSTANDING SIERRA LEONE'S ENERGY SECTOR
Leone power sector suffers multiple problems of inadequate capacity and finance.
Most of the population does not have access to electricity, and supply is often
unreliable. At the same time the country has been trying to implement
significant structural and economic reforms, aimed both at government policy
objectives and more market-driven operation. The focus of the paper is to
achieve a better understanding of current decision making processes and issues,
in terms of their impact on inception, planning, and implementation of projects
and on operations. This should assist consideration of organisation and
governance for the sector. Key findings relate to the conflicting frameworks of
market driven pressures and government or policy driven objectives, and lack of
a clear pathway for change. Resulting problems include misaligned goals,
un-clear or inconsistent communication channels and ambiguous responsibilities.
final open access version of a recent article by Malcolm McCullough’s Oxford team on this subject is now available online. See link below.
decision-making: Understanding Sierra Leone's energy sector