Programme for Phasing Out Ozone Depleting Substances

Project Summary

The objective of this project is to assist the Azerbaijan Republic in the rapid phase-out of ODS consistent with the international efforts in this direction. The project will assist the Azerbaijan Republic in meeting its phase-out obligations under the Montreal Protocol within a realistic time frame and ensure availability of technical assistance to expedite the implementation of the country programme. The project targets priority ODS phase-out activities in the refrigeration and halon sectors and also proposes modest technical assistance at the institutional and enterprise levels to facilitate implementation of the country programme. The project is formulated as a framework project, comprising of two enterprise-specific technology conversion sub-projects in Refrigeration, one sub-project in Halons, one Recovery and Recycling sub-project for Refrigerants and two technical assistance and training components. The project is designed in full conformity with relevant GEF policies on cost-effectiveness, exports, ownership, retro-active financing, operational costs and financial viability as per requirements of the GEF Operational Strategy.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
GEF Period:
GEF - 1
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
117,500 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,927,218 USD
Co-financing Total
2,226,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 9,270,718.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
18 Nov 1996
Concept Approved
30 Mar 1998
Project Approved for Implementation
08 Oct 1998
Project closed
29 Mar 2006