B.09/09: Private Sector Facility: Working with local private entities, including small and medium-sized enterprises

The Board, having reviewed documents GCF/B.09/11/Rev.01 Private Sector Facility: Potential Approaches to Mobilizing Funding at Scale, and GCF/B.09/12 Private Sector Facility: Working with Local Private Entities, Including Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises:

  1. Takes note of the documents;

Aiming to accelerate the operationalization of the Private Sector Facility (PSF) consistent with the objectives of the Fund:

  1. Requests the Secretariat to take into consideration comments from the Board in its day to day work, including outreach, support for accreditation process and reviews of concepts;
  2. Also requests the Secretariat to aim to achieve a diverse balance in accredited private entities, including subnational, national, regional and international intermediaries that have a significant on-the-ground presence in developing countries. These entities would have to meet the Fund’s accreditation requirements and demonstrate a track record of operating in developing countries;
  3. Notes that the Secretariat may issue, after informing the relevant national designated authority, non-binding letters of intent as needed to accredited or potentially accredited entities. In the latter case, the letter shall contain a provision to the effect that the interactions will not influence the process of accreditation;
  4. Requests the Secretariat to produce a regular update report to the Board on PSF activities;
  5. Also requests the Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG) to present to the Board at its tenth meeting additional recommendations regarding the establishment of a small and medium- sized enterprise (SME) programme as presented in document GCF/B.09/12;
  6. Further requests the PSAG to present to the Board at its tenth meeting additional recommendations for activities regarding mobilizing resources at scale based on document GCF/B.09/11/Rev.01, and comments from the Board, including modalities for issuing requests for proposals, consistent with the objectives of the Fund; and
  7. Requests the Secretariat to submit for the Board’s consideration at its eleventh meeting the request for proposals for the SME programme and an outline of activities that could be undertaken to mobilize resources at scale.