Business Plan

PUBLISHEDJuly 31 2009
ESMAP Business Plan: FY2008-2013

The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a global knowledge and technical assistance partnership administered by the World Bank and sponsored by official bilateral donors low and middle-income countries, ESMAP's clients, to increase know-how and institutional capacity to achieve environmentally sustainable energy solutions for poverty reduction and economic growth.

Since its inception over 25 years ago, ESMAP has achieved a comparative advantage as a client-centered partner that serves the global energy practice and as an honest broker that addresses issues in a balanced way. In the context of ESMAP's client countries, fulfilling the primary role of energy sector management promoting and securing access to energy for poverty reduction and economic growth presents a formidable task. The overriding challenge is ensuring secure energy supplies amid uncertain and volatile commodity markets and global financial turmoil, while achieving the millennium development goals and mitigating and adapting to climate change.

ESMAP will expand its core set of programs, which are comprised of demand-driven analytical and advisory (AA) and technical assistance (TA) activities. These programs help client countries acquire the relevant know-how, skill, and institutional capabilities to develop policies, strategies, and programs to address global thematic challenges. To enhance the effectiveness of each of these programs, ESMAP will deploy state-of-the-art tools for: i) conducting energy assessments; (ii) developing strategies and investment programs; and (iii) designing frameworks to track, monitor, and evaluate intervention costs and benefits. 


World Bank. 2009. Strategic Business Plan: 2008-2013. Energy Sector Management Assistance Program. Washington, DC: World Bank.

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