To complement the database, IIP has developed two research papers:


Insights into Industrial Efficiency Policy Packages

February 2012

This background paper presents the policy packages of the China, India, Japan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States according to the IIP Policy Pyramid. The report outlines five steps for effective policy making and draws on the Institute for Industrial Productivity’s Industrial Efficiency Policy Database.

Download the report in English and Chinese.


Ten Key Messages for Effective Policy Packages – Sharing Best Practices in Industrial Energy Efficiency Policies

July 2011

This report describes the policy packages of China, India, Japan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States that directly or indirectly affect industrial energy efficiency or greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The policy packages for each country can be visualised in terms of a "policy pyramid" composed of three policy levels.

The paper proposes that an effective policy approach requires a policy package consisting of the three policy levels:

  • sufficiently ambitious effort-defining policies to outline energy efficiency and GHG reduction goals;
  • supporting measures (i.e. in the form of carrots and sticks) that address the different barriers (if any barriers have been identified) and that are mutually reinforcing and encourage action; and
  • an implementation toolbox to support the execution of effort-defining policies and supporting measures in a transparent and efficient way. Based on this proposition, the report then provides ten key messages on how to design effective policies and policy packages and how to evaluate the effectiveness of existing policy packages. 

Download the Report.