Employment Effects of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in MENA Countries (Re-Activate Studies)
RE-ACTIVATE’s publications dealing with RE/EE employment effects and potentials in MENA countries can be subdivided into three main types of publications:
- Country-level studies dealing with RE/EE in MENA
- Studies dealing with specific RE/EE sectors or technologies in MENA
- Studies dealing with specific RE/EE market actors and institutions in MENA
RE-ACTIVATE has so far launched two studies that take a comprehensive look at the socio-economic effects, especially local job and value creation, achieved through RE/EE (all technologies and sectors confounded) at the country level: one for Tunisia (completed in 2016) and one for Egypt (to be completed in 2017). Both aimed to carry out a quantitative as well as a qualitative assessment of the aforementioned impacts of RE/EE, in addition to calculating capacity building needs of the partner country and to providing practice-oriented recommendations to policy makers.
►The Socio-Economic Impacts of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Tunisia: Employment, Qualification and Economic Effects
►The Socio-Economic Impacts of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Egypt: Employment, Qualification and Economic Effects (Link) (in the process of preparation)
Sector- or Technology-specific Studies
RE-ACTIVATE has in addition launched a number of studies that look more deeply into the local job and value creation effects that have been or could be achieved in specific RE and/or EE sectors or through specific RE and/or EE technologies. Special attention has been paid to those applications that require an over-average amount of local labor, or those sectors in which concrete market opportunities for local value creation can already be detected. As with the country-level studies, both quantitative and qualitative aspects of RE/EE employment creation have been covered, and on the basis of these findings the capacity building needs of the partner countries have been calculated, and practice-oriented recommendations produced for policy makers.
► Etat des lieux: les énergies renouvelables et l’efficacité énergétique dans les secteurs de l'agriculture (AGR) et de l'agroalimentaire (IAA) au Maroc: applications technologiques, conditions cadres et opportunités d'emploi
► Étude de l’effet sur l‘emploi d’un régime d’autoproduction avec facturation nette d’électricité (Loi 13-09 et loi 58-15) issue d’installations photovoltaïques connectées au réseau de basse tension au Maroc
Actor- or Institution-specific Studies
RE-ACTIVATE has finally launched a number of studies that address the potential role and contribution of specific actors or institutions for a locally driven and job-intensive roll of RE/EE in MENA. This concerns a wide array of relevant topics, including new market opportunities for specialized RE/EE service providers (bureaux de contrôle, bureaux d’études), new forms of self-organization of relevant markets actors (e.g. RE/EE clusters and cluster-like organizations), and quality assurance and quality control in the field of RE/EE training and service provision.
► Regional Cluster Screening MENA
► Cluster Country Analyses MENA
This article is part of the RE-ACTIVATE project. RE-ACTIVATE “Promoting Employment through Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the MENA Region” is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).