This annual reports highlights ESMAP's activities for the year 2006. It was a significant year for ESMAP as it was the midpoint of ESMAP's 2005-2007 Business Plan and a year that emphasized global vision, innovative research, and knowledge sharing. Since 2005, ESMAP has been taking a regional-centric approach to project management and become more demand-driven than ever before. ESMAP had a productive year and so far 2007 promises to be even more so.
In 2006, ESMAP received a total of $16 million from its contributing donors for future activities. Total disbursements in 2006 exceeded for the first time the $10 million mark. As ESMAP approaches its 25th anniversary in 2008, we are looking toward next-generation energy research, focusing on timely, relevant projects and innovative studies that will help inform the global community in the 21st century.