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174 REFERENCE TABLES NAME BRIEF DESCRIPTION Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) An initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial that includes more than 10 governments and development partners. It provides support for quality assurance frameworks and programmes that encourage market transformation towards super-efficient technologies for off-grid use. Global Sustainable Energy Islands Initiative (GSEII) An initiative that works with NGOs and multilateral institutions to help small-island developing states (SIDS) address energy security and climate change issues. It has helped nine SIDS to build human capacity, increase awareness, and implement energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. It has spent about USD 1 million on the preparation of national energy plans, biofuel feasibility studies, energy efficiency training, and renewable energy projects. Green Climate Fund (GCF) A fund emerging from the COP climate change discussions in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Durban, South Africa, to co-ordinate and consolidate funding on climate change mitigation and adaptation. It attempts to harmonise ongoing global financing efforts related to energy and transport infrastructure (among others) from the World Bank, the GEF, the Adaptation Fund, the CDM of the Kyoto Protocol, and the G8. IDEAS – Energy Innovation Contest A contest that supports the implementation of innovative projects in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy access in Latin America and the Caribbean by promoting innovative energy solutions that can be replicated and scaled up in the region. IRENA – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) A fund to support renewable energy projects that offer innovative and replicable approaches to broaden energy access; address several socio-economic issues identified in the Millennium Development Goals and SE4ALL objectives; and address energy security issues. Lighting a Billion Lives A global initiative launched in 2008, steered by The Energy and Resources Institute, to facilitate access to clean lighting and cooking solutions for energy-starved communities. The programme operates on an entrepreneurial model of energy service delivery to provide innovative, affordable, and reliable off-grid solar solutions. As of March 2015, it had facilitated access to clean lighting and cooking solutions for more than 3.5 million people in India, sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia. Lighting Africa An IFC and World Bank programme to accelerate the development of sustainable markets for affordable, modern off-grid lighting solutions for low-income households and micro- enterprises across Africa. As of early 2014, Lighting Africa had provided access to clean, safe lighting for more than 7.7 million people. Lighting Asia An IFC market transformation programme aimed at increasing access to clean, affordable energy in rural Bangladesh and India by promoting modern off-grid lighting products, systems, and mini-grid connections. The programme works with the private sector to remove market entry barriers, provide market intelligence, foster business to business linkages, and raise consumer awareness on modern lighting options. It aims to reach 3 million people in India and 2.3 million people in Bangladesh by 2016. Power Africa A US government initiative to address access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, with a commitment of USD 26 billion in financial support and loan guarantees. It has a target to double energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, using renewable energy, by adding more than 60 million new household and business connections. In August 2014, an additional combined USD 12 billion was pledged by Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Readiness for Investment in Sustainable Energy (RISE) A new World Bank Group project providing indicators that compare the investment climate of countries across the three focus areas of the SE4ALL initiative: energy access, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) A partnership that invests in clean energy markets in developing countries to reduce CO2 emissions and build prosperity. Based on a strategic portfolio of high-impact projects, it works to generate energy access, improve lives and economic opportunities, build sustainable markets, and combat climate change. REEEP has formed partnerships with more than 120 governments, banks, businesses, nongovernmental organisations, and inter-governmental organisations, and has invested about USD 20 million (EUR 16.4 million) in more than 145 projects. TABLE R23. PROGRAMMES FURTHERING ENERGY ACCESS: SELECTED EXAMPLES (continued) BACK

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