During the week of the 34th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) in Nay Pyi Taw, (Myanmar), the International Energy Agency (IEA) conducted a workshop on ‘ASEAN Statistics in Policy’ for all ASEAN Member States (AMS) on 19-20 September 2016. The Workshop was hosted by Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MoEE) of Myanmar and supported by ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) and Asian Development Bank (ADB). The objective of the Workshop is to discuss the importance of good energy data for policymaking and to share best practices in data collection, coordination and use.
The lessons-learned can be summarised as follows: 1) data collection is an important part of EBT development, 2) coordination of relevant offices in the ministries is important to generate good data. Additionally, the AMS made some suggestions on statistics in policy, while IEA and ACE shared their experiences in energy statistics.