active portfolio of $204.9 million
The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a global knowledge and technical assistance program administered by the World Bank. It provides analytical and advisory services to low- and middle-income countries to increase their know-how and institutional capacity to achieve environmentally sustainable energy solutions for poverty reduction and economic growth. Supporting over a hundred activities in countries around the world at any given time, ESMAP is an integral part of the Energy and Extractives Global Practice of the World Bank.
ESMAP catalyzes change by:
- Strengthening policy frameworks, and reforming energy prices and subsidies
- Helping countries to secure affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy supply to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity
- Facilitating the transition to lower carbon and resilient energy systems, de-risking investments, and integrating variable renewable energy into power grids
- Working at the nexus of energy, water, transport, buildings, industry, and urban development
ESMAP M&E system includes bi-annually monitoring reports, justifications for extension of grant closing date,outputs and outcomes indicators, grant completion report.
ESMAP is governed by a Consultative Group (CG) made up of representatives from contributing donors and chaired by the Senior Director of the World Bank’s Energy and Extractives Global Practice. The CG meets annually to review the strategic direction of ESMAP, its achievements, use of resources and funding requirements.
A Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of international experts appointed by the CG provides informed, independent opinions to the CG about the purpose, strategic direction, and priorities of ESMAP. The TAG also provides advice and suggestions to the CG on current and emerging global energy sector issues likely to impact ESMAP’s client counties.