The initiative intends to develop a common language and an improved understanding to promote the implementation of good governance in the electricity sector. A collaborative research had been completed as a pilot program to implement the framework developed by World Resource Institute (USA), Prayas-Pune (India), and the National Institute for Public Finance and Policy (India). Similar activities of the pilot implementation were undertaken in India, Philippines and Thailand. The Indonesian Institute for Energy Economics (IIEE) coordinated the pilot assessment in Indonesia, which involved five other civil society organizations as the research team; while sector experts, legislators and government officials were in the advisory panel as well as consulted as resource persons.
The research assessed transparency, public participation, accountability and redress mechanism, as well as the capacity of institutions and its key personnel in the decision-making processes in the electricity sector, focusing in policy and regulatory formulation and decisions involving environmental and social issues.