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Detail of GEF Project #519

GEF Project ID519
IBRD PO ID502238
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameEfficient Lighting Initiative (Tranche I)
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program5
PDF-B Approval Date1998-07-01
Approval Date1998-07-01
CEO Endorsement Date1999-04-26
GEF Agency Approval Date1999-06-24
Project Completion Date2009-07-10
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyIFC
Executing AgencyIFC
DescriptionAdvances in lighting technology have created new products (such as compact fluorescent lamps or CFLs) which promise significant economic and environmental benefits through large increases in energy efficiency. In many developing countries, these new, efficient lighting products still face significant barriers to wide-spread acceptance. The Efficient Lighting Initiative (ELI) is intended to take lessons learned in the IFC/GEF Poland Efficient Lighting Project (PELP) and other efficient lighting projects and apply them to a selected set of other developing countries in order to significantly accelerate the penetration of energy efficient lighting technologies. IFC has devised a program which will blend use of five basic program intervention types: (i) efficient product financial incentives; (ii) public education programs; (iii) transaction support; (iv) market aggregation; and (v) electric utility programs. A key program objective is to mobilize additional private sector resources.
Implementation StatusCountry operations completed 12/03. ELI legacy plan developed, China Certification Center for Energy Conservation Products (CECP) developed business plan to sustain ELI quality mark. Legacy integrates GEF China Green Lights Program certification with global ELI certification through collaboration with CECP. Execution commences late 2004, pending GEF approval. ELI Legacy designed as self-sustaining from combination of lighting industry fees and donor support. ELI M&E program continues to be executed; country program process evaluations in all 7 countries completed. Market transformation/impact evaluations completed 2005 to assess program’s "sustainable market impacts." Website at recently redesigned to reflect feedback from global audience; its management has switched.
PDF B Amount
225,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
9,350,000 USD
GEF Grant
9,575,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
35,000,000 USD
Project Cost
44,575,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
9,350,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
9,575,000 USD
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