GSI delivers its program of work through multi-year country and themed research and support, as well as via discrete projects. Examples include climate change and gender research, to communications and country reform plans.
The overall project aims are to better understand the potential carbon reduction benefits from fossil fuel subsidy reform (FFSR), recognise reform as part of national carbon mitigation measures and utilise the opportunity of reform to build towards more sustainable and diverse energy systems.
A Guidebook to Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform for Policy-Makers in Southeast Asia crystallized international experience and best-practice and set out a generic series of steps for planning a reform strategy, illustrated with country experience from the region and internationally.
The assignment is part of the research and development technical assistance that aims to develop a theoretical and empirical framework to define and measure fossil fuel subsidies and assess the socio-economic impact of its elimination in selected Asia Development Bank developing member countries.
The IISD Global Subsidies Intiative worked with the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and the World Bank on a communications strategy for energy subsidy reform with an emphasis on short-term priorities and work to prepare the ground for subsidy reform.