Promoting Energy Conservation in Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (PECSME)

Project Summary

The PECSME project is proposed to address the barriers to widespread adoption of energy conservation measures and practices in Vietnam’s SME sector identified during the PDF-B funded project design. The project is designed to provide an innovative program approach by integrating a range of complementary components and activities into an overall synergistic program. The need to deal with the myriad details in a project of this type with its many integrated components and activities is recognized in the project design where the general approach utilized in each component is to have explicit early establishment phases where the outputs of these phases then provide the necessary practical design refinements into subsequentphases. This is seen as being more effective than trying to design all activities in great detail at this point and thus lock the project into design details that may prove to be inappropriate once project implementation feedback becomes available.

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
Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
330,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,469,000 USD
Co-financing Total
23,428,250 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
Total Cost 29,227,250.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
29 Jun 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
01 Aug 2001
Concept Approved
01 Jul 2004
Project Approved for Implementation
02 Mar 2005
Project closed
01 Oct 2010