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EEP Mekong at a Glance
Programme Components,
Results, Outputs and Activities
Organisation Structure
• Supervisory Board
Steering Committee
EEP Project Cycle
EEP Mekong 2012 Calendar


Past Activities
First Call for Proposals
Second Call for Proposals
Third Call for Proposals
Fourth Call for Proposals
Projects Under Implementation
First Regional Forum
Second Regional Forum
Third Regional Forum

EEP Partners

List of Partners

Programme Components and Implementation Approach

The programme is divided into three components with the following target results:

Component 1: Mobilization of national and regional resources to implement sustainable and affordable rural energy solutions

  • Target areas, stakeholders and financing opportunities identified for developing sustainable and affordable rural energy solutions through result-based financing.

Component 2: Support to renewable energy based rural energy access projects

  • High impact village-level (or otherwise scaled-up) projects/schemes successfully implemented benefitting poor people living in remote areas without access to energy.

  • Improved capacity within communities to plan, implement and operate/maintain renewable energy systems and ensure sustainable operation of the investments implemented within the programme.

Component 3: Capacity building and regional knowledge exchange

  • Improved capacity within the sector agencies to facilitate private-sector participation in providing sustainable and affordable rural energy products and services through result-based financing.

The EEP funding mechanism will be further developed into a Result-Based Financing (RBF) instrument that provides incentive payments, on the basis of results achieved, to businesses and other project developers/implementers that deliver pre-specified outputs within the sustainable energy access sector.

Calls for proposals will be organized to select projects that have a large number of beneficiaries and have also secured sufficient own funding.

Through the funded projects the EEP Mekong generates and disseminates best international practices of feasible energy delivery, inclusive business models for sustainable rural energy solutions to inform policymakers and encourage them to replicate the models in other similar areas. Strong emphasis is given to promote productive uses of energy to increase affordability of the renewable energy systems, as well as to regional knowledge- sharing and capacity-building.

The implementation approach/strategy is based on the following principles:

  • A consultancy company has been selected to implement the programme through setting up and managing the Regional Coordination Unit (RCU) in Vientiane, Lao PDR.

  • During the inception phase, the consultant will review the EEP funding mechanism and redesign it into a RBF instrument that provides incentive payments, on the basis of results achieved, to businesses and other project developers/implementers. The rules and criteria for the RBF instrument will be subject to the approval of the Steering Committee.

  • The actual projects are identified through Calls for Proposals (CfP), based on selection criteria used for evaluation of received project proposals. It is foreseen that one or two CfPs are launched during the entire duration of the Phase II. RCU is responsible for preparing and implementing the CfPs. The project developers are typically private companies together with other local actors and the beneficiaries. Co-funding is a requirement and also an evaluation criterion.

  • Focus of the CfPs will be on renewable energy projects. The project selection approach in Phase II will significantly differ from Phase I by focusing on a limited number of larger-scale projects with wider impacts instead of supporting a wide-variety of technology-driven solutions.

  • RCU will provide capacity building as well as disseminate experiences from the projects for wider lessons learnt.

  • Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) for development shall be addressed in all programme implementation. Specifically, this criterion of non-discrimination, participation, transparency and accountability shall form the foundation for positive impacts.


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