Climate Investment Funds (CIF) – Renewable Energy Integration Program

Climate Objective
Sectors and Themes
Type of Support Provider
Co-financing Requirement
Trustee or Administrator
World Bank

The Renewable Energy Integration (REI) Program will help low- and middle-income countries develop more flexible and resilient energy systems through solutions that can accelerate the uptake of the best combinations of technologies to help in the following areas:

· Absorb new sources of intermittent renewable energy;

· Manage advanced grids;

· Balance different infrastructural requirements; and

· Improve overall energy systems operation.

The program works through national and regional investment plans that address the technical, policy, and market barriers preventing the further penetration of renewable energy into the grid. It promotes specific investments in enabling technologies, infrastructure, or business models that may demonstrate the benefits of such an approach in developing countries. In addition, a dedicated private-sector window may allow for investments in countries or regions where the regulatory framework and market structure support direct investments in flexibility and innovations.

Support Provider

Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Purpose of Support
Project and program implementation
Funding Type
Loans (concessional and market-rate)
Eligibility Criteria

Investment criteria include:

· Potential for transformational change

· Potential for GHG emissions reduction/avoidance

· Potential to significantly contribute to the principles of just transition

· Financial effectiveness

· Implementation potential

· Gender equality and social inclusion impact

· Development impact potential

Eligible Countries

Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa.

Information on how to
Access funds

CIF funding is only accessible through the MDBs (Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Inter-American Development Bank, International Finance Corporation, World Bank), which serve as implementing partners.