Date of creation1997
Number of reports46
What is SEW ?
SEW is a simple methodology based on ten indicators to evaluate and monitor the contribution of energy systems to global sustainability. Collectively the indicators measure the contribution of a particular energy policy to environmental, social, economic, technical and governance-related sustainability.
SEW uses information that is already available in country. HELIO’s approach is that:
• the underlying metric for any indicator must be generally available
• that data collection and vector/indicator calculation must be simple to do
• that qualitative input from the experts on the ground is just as valuable as the numbers generated
The SEW methodology consists of:
1. Defining development
2. Assessing energy contribution
3. Identifying policy issues
4. Selecting an approach
5. Applying the indicators
6. Looking at its wider application
The first technical workshop to scope out the approach was held in 1998 at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok. HELIO validated the SEW methodology and indicators at two subsequent meetings; during its 1999 Workshop at the University of Capetown, South Africa and its 2000 workshop in Paris, France.
The SEW works in a decentralised manner through a network of energy experts deployed around the globe and linked by a regional coordinator. The experts’ analysis combines quantitative measurements with qualitative assessments of the local situation: this is the real value-added element of SEW.
Details on the SEW methodology and indicators are presented below the interactive map.
Reports around the world
Global and Regional SEW Reports
- Global Report for Rio +10 (2002)
- Energie et Ecodéveloppement en Afrique centrale et occidentale (2002)
- Energy and Sustainable Development in the European Union (2002)
- Central and Eastern European Energy Efficiency, Organisation, Structures and Instruments (1997)
- Energy Development in Southeast and Northeast Asia (1997)
- Energy Efficiency in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries (1997)
- Energy Sustainability in Latin America (1997)
- Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa (1997)
- Progress Towards Energy Sustainability In OECD Countries (1997)