UNDP-Energy Costing Tool

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The Energy Costing Tool is an Excel-based model designed to help countries estimate the costs of increasing access to energy services to support the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MGD). More information is available on the <a href="http://regionalcentrebangkok.undp.or.th/practices/energy_env/rep-por/publications.html">Energy Access for Poverty Reduction</a> and on <a href="http://www.undp.org/energy/mdg-serv.htm">MDG Support Services</a> Web pages.


"A crucial part of developing MDG-based national development strategies is MDG costing, which quantifies the specific financial and human resources needed, as well as infrastructure required, to meet the MDGs. The Energy Costing Tool has been designed specifically to help government planners and decision makers estimate the amounts and types of energy investments required to meet the MDGs. Results of such an assessment can form the basis for developing country-specific strategies to meet the MDGs by 2015. Moreover, it provides a framework for the transparent budgeting of public expenditures to meet the MDGs." [1]


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