Why negotiating with the IPPs won’t fix much. And what will

Country/area: Pakistan

Organisation: Profit magazine by Pakistan Today

Organisation size: Small

Publication date: 23 Aug 2020

Credit: Farooq Tirmizi

Project description:

This project used data to look at the series of bad ideas that have plagued the Pakistani government’s attempts to fix the energy grid. It also explains why the government’s poor decisions are creating more new problems for the energy sector.

Impact reached:

The project explained the government’s relationship with independent power producers using data.

Techniques/technologies used:

Microsoft Excel, Flourish Studio

What was the hardest part of this project?

Explaining a complex issue in layman’s terms.

What can others learn from this project?

It is important to explain the context and background of a perennial problem and this can be done using data. Otherwise it becomes difficult to question policy decisions and their effectiveness.

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