Systems Efficiency Improvement, Equitization and Renewables (SEER) Project - Renewables Components

Project Summary

The project will support a long-term programmatic approach to develop renewable energy according to the country’s Renewable Energy Action Plan. The project supports Phase I of the REAP, building renewable energy awareness, demand, and capacity. The project will: (a) building institutional capacity at national, provincial and district levels to implement the Action Plan and develop the necessary policies and regulatory frameworks; (b) facilitate regulatory frameworks that support independent small power producers for small hydro power and other renewable energy generation; (c) establish a fund to finance and support rural community-based electric cooperatives; (d) support development and application of pico-hydro technology; (e) development renewable energy markets and private businesses. This project is the first in a series of projects that are expected to expand renewable energy activities further.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Industry, and World Bank (Split Arrangement)
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,500,000 USD
Co-financing Total
9,500,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
571,000 USD
Total Cost 14,350,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
08 Jan 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
23 Feb 2001
Concept Approved
01 Dec 2001
Project Approved for Implementation
29 May 2002
Project closed
31 Dec 2010