The analysis of the best practices regarding the existing M&V schemes and coordination mechanism from 2016, conducted through multEE project led to the following policy recommendations:
Recommendation 1: Keep political responsibility for designing and Monitoring and Verifying Energy Efficiency policies in the same hands.
Recommendation 2: Involve sub-ordinate bodies or other specialized institutions in the administration of the scheme.
Recommendation 3: Clearly define the responsibilities between the responsible line Ministry, possible supporting institutions and data providers.
Recommendation 4: Develop and use bottom-up methodologies for monitoring wherever economically feasible.
Recommendation 5: Centralized databases (e.g. for bottom-up data) with clearly defined collection procedure ensure availability and accessibility of data for reporting and evaluation purposes.
Recommendation 6: The most effective verification and reporting procedures should be integrated into the M&V scheme.
Recommendation 7: Systematically involve the implementation level (typically local and regional) in the policy formulation process and make use of their specific expertise and knowledge.
Recommendation 8: Complement formal policy coordination through formal channels by informal coordination fora or networks.
Recommendation 9: Involve other stakeholders from academia, economy or civil society into policy formulation and implementation.
Recommendation 10: Complement legal obligations for local and regional support schemes with carefully designed financial support schemes.
Recommendation 11: Introduce a review mechanism for the different policies adopted and include different stakeholders in the evaluation.
Read more in the EU Best Practice for M&V schemes & Coordination Mechanisms report.