South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Phase III - Final Evaluation

South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Phase III - Final Evaluation.pdf

From November 8 through December 31, 2010, a four-person team representing Social Impact (SI) and subcontractor, Management Systems International (MSI), evaluated Phase III of the South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy (SARI/E). The team was composed of David Garner (team leader), Linda Kalver (coteam leader), Senior Energy Analyst Gopinath Iyengar, an Indian national from Bangalore and Devendra Adhikari, Nepalese citizen, also a senior energy analyst. After initial preparations in Washington, D.C. and New Delhi, the team divided into two smaller sub-teams. One team traveled to Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Bangladesh and India. The other traveled to Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bhutan. Typically, the team spent three to five days in each country doing interviews. The teams traveled more than 20,000 air miles in the region, and interviewed approximately 175 stakeholders and key informants. The judgments and conclusions that follow are largely the result of this travel and the interviews.