The Carbon Initiative for Development (Ci-Dev) builds capacity to access carbon finance, mainly surrounding energy access in developing countries. Ci-Dev uses performance payments based on reduced emissions to support projects that use clean and efficient technologies in low-income counties. The Readiness Fund finances capacity building activities for developing standardized baselines and technical assistance to energy access programs.
There is not an open application process for this fund.
Ci-Dev has signed emission reduction purchase agreements (ERPAs) for eight projects in sub-Saharan Africa, and is currently completing due diligence on an additional four projects. More information is available here.