Access to electricity and clean cooking solutions remains a top global development challenge. Around the world, about 1.4 billion people lack access to electricity, and 2.7 billion people continue to rely on the traditional use of biomass fuels for their cooking and heating needs.
As developing countries search for ways to adopt clean energy technologies, one of the biggest hurdles is limited institutional capacity.
The Energy Efficient Cities Initiative (EECI) promotes energy-efficient programs and planning among cities in developing countries.
The global financial crisis, highly volatile energy prices, and climate variability have been creating a significantly more turbulent environment for energy sector management worldwide. ESMAP helps policymakers and practitioners in emerging economies identify vulnerabilities and find solutions.
Results-based funding refers to development assistance that pays out in response to verified results on the ground. ESMAP has initiated a two year work program to assess how results-based approaches can be used to improve outcomes and scale up financing for energy sector development.