International Energy Agency: Origins and developments

In-Depth Analysis 10-05-2016

This publication looks at the origins, institutional developments and current challenges faced by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA was founded in 1974 as an autonomous body of the OECD. It has become an authoritative source of policy advice and comparative data on global energy policies. This analysis covers the main objectives and structures of the IEA (including its system of financing), emergency response mechanisms in the oil sector and deepening global dialogue on energy policy with strategic countries, international bodies and the EU.