GCF-EBRD SEFF Co-financing Programme

GCF-EBRD SEFF Co-financing Programme

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 14 Oct 2016 at B.14
  • Est. completion 02 Feb 2033
  • ESS Category Intermediation 2

The EBRD and GCF Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF), formerly known as the Sustainable Energy Financing Facilities (SEFF) Co-financing programme, aims to deliver climate finance to the private sector at scale through Partner Financial Institutions (PFIs) across 10 countries.

Scaling up private sector climate finance is an urgent priority to rapidly put the world on a mitigation path leading to a 1.5°C outcome and enable vulnerable countries to move to a climate-resilient pathway.

This programme will deliver climate finance at scale via PFIs in developing countries, which will fund over 20,000 scalable and replicable projects across industrial, commercial, residential, transport, and agricultural sectors.

GEFF is an on-lending programme that will provide credit lines to PFIs to create self-sustaining markets in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and climate resilience.

The PFIs in the Programme will on-lend the funds to the borrowers such as MSMEs, special purpose companies, and households for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and climate resilience projects. Financing activities will be complemented by providing technical assistance to the local PFIs and the borrowers. This component will include capacity building of local PFIs and micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, project assessment and monitoring, and gender mainstreaming activities.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 15 years.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


18 Jan 2016 - 271 days

Funding proposal received

18 Jan 2016

Cleared by iTAP

08 Oct 2016


14 Oct 2016 - 477 days

Approved by GCF Board

14 Oct 2016

FAA executed

06 Nov 2017

Under implementation

02 Feb 2018 - 2,354 days so far

FAA effective

02 Feb 2018

Disbursement - USD 28,171,000

07 Aug 2018

Disbursement - USD 10,661,234

07 Aug 2018

Disbursement - USD 50,000,000

07 Aug 2018

Annual Performance Report

01 Mar 2019

Disbursement - USD 50,000,000

25 Nov 2019

Disbursement - USD 9,338,766

12 Dec 2019

Disbursement - USD 50,000,000

05 Oct 2021

Disbursement - USD 33,250,000

17 May 2023

Disbursement - USD 23,000,000

17 May 2023

To be completed

02 Feb 2033 - 3,126 days to go

Three regions

  • Eastern Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia-Pacific

Ten countries

One priority group

  • African States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing67% disbursed

LoanUSD 344,000,000
GrantUSD 34,000,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 378,000,000


Co-FinancingLoanUSD 973,000,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 34,000,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 1,007,000,000

GCF Contacts

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GCF Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)
Phone +82 32 458 6186 (KST)
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Integrity issues

GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
Phone +82 32 458 6714 (KST)
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Accredited Entity

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Mr. Alexis Franke

Associate Director, Pillar Head, Donor Partnerships
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 5 Bank Street, London, E14 4BG, United Kingdom
Ms. Elodie Loppé

Associate Manager, Donor Partnerships
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 5 Bank Street, London, E14 4BG, United Kingdom
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National Designated Authority

Ministry of Environment
Mr. Hakob SIMIDYAN Primary
3 Government Bld, Republic Square, Yerevan, Armenia
Phone +37411818501
Ms. Ruzanna Grigoryan Secondary
Head of International Cooperation Department
Phone +37411818513
Ministry of Environment
Eng. Sherif El-Rehim Primary
Head of the Central Department for Climate Change, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency
Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture
Ms. Nino Tandilashvili Primary
Deputy Minister
6, Marshal Gelovani Avenue, Tbilisi, Georgia
Phone +995-322-237-80-30
Ms. Maia Tskhvaradze Secondary
Head, Climate Change Division
6, Marshal Gelovani Avenue, Tbilisi, Georgia
Phone +995-591-27-67-77
Ministry of Environment
Mr. Belal Shqarin Primary
Director, Climate Change Directorate
King Faisal Bin Abd Aziz Street, 83 Um Uthaina, Amman, Jordan
Ministry of Environment
Ms. Aliona Rusnac Primary
State Secretary
MD-2004, mun. bd Stefan cel Mare si Sfant, 162, Chisinau, Moldova
Phone (022) 204-564
Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Ms. Choikhand Janchivlamdan Primary
15160 Government building 2, United Nation's street 5/2, Chingeltei district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development- Department of Sustainable Development
Mr. Bouzekri Razi Primary
Director of Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Green Economy
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management
Ms. Jelena Tanasković Primary
Nemanjina 22-26, Belgrade, Serbia
Phone +381-11-3622-101
Mr. Miloš Stojanović Operational focal point
Nemanjina 22-26, Belgrade, Serbia
Mrs. Ana Ristić Operational focal point
Independent Advisor
Nemanjina 22-26, Belgrade, Serbia
Phone +381-11-361-0329
Committee of Environmental Protection Under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan
Mr. Sheralizoda Bahodur Primary
Chairman of the Committee of Environmental Protection
5/1 Shamsi str.,, Dushanbe city, Tajikistan
Mr. Murodov Turakul Secondary
Head of Project Implementation Group and NDA Secretariat
Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Mr. Chokri Mezghani Primary
Director of General Directorate of Sustainable Development
Ministere des Affaires Locales et l'Environnement, Cite Administrative, Rue du Developpement, Cite el Khadra, Tunis, Tunisia
Phone +216 22 74 93 62
Phone +216 70 24 38 00

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