MSME Business Loan Program for GHG Emission Reduction

MSME Business Loan Program for GHG Emission Reduction

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 15 Dec 2016 at B.15
  • Est. completion 09 Jun 2025
  • ESS Category Intermediation 2

Supporting Mongolian enterprises embrace energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Ninety percent of Mongolian businesses are run by Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs). The majority of these enterprises use outdated and inefficient equipment, processes and buildings - resulting in relatively large emissions of greenhouse gases. One of the main barriers to low-carbon innovation is financial. The lack of accessible commercial finance by local banks impedes the ability of Mongolian enterprises to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

This programme will provide XacBank, one of Mongolia’s leading banks, with an enhanced ability to support loans to Mongolian enterprises investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. GCF’s USD 20 million contribution will be blended with other financial sources to fund low-carbon projects. This will help Mongolian enterprises adopt enduring, low-carbon business models - and help alleviate the current prevalence of high financing costs and relatively short-term loan periods.

In accordance with GCF’s gender focus, at least half of the financial support will go towards women-led MSMEs.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 5 years.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided




Result areas

Project timeline


23 Aug 2016 - 115 days

Concept note received

23 Aug 2016

Funding proposal received

03 Nov 2016

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

23 Nov 2016

Cleared by iTAP

30 Nov 2016


15 Dec 2016 - 126 days

Approved by GCF Board

15 Dec 2016

FAA executed

07 Apr 2017

Under implementation

19 Apr 2017 - 2,653 days so far

FAA effective

19 Apr 2017

Disbursement - USD 500,000

01 May 2017

Disbursement - USD 19,500,000

23 Jun 2017

Annual Performance Report

23 Feb 2018

Annual Performance Report

28 Feb 2019

To be completed

09 Jun 2025 - 321 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

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

GCF financing100% disbursed

LoanUSD 19,500,000
GrantUSD 500,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 20,000,000


Co-FinancingLoanUSD 20,000,000
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 15,000,000
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 5,000,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 40,000,000

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Accredited Entity

XacBank JSC (Mongolia)
Ms. Tuul Galzagd

Director, Eco Banking Department
XacBank Headquarters Building, Post Branch 20A, P.O. Box 72, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Phone +976 7577 1888
Mr. Enkh-Erdene Erdenekhuyag

Project Development Officer
XacBank Headquarters Building, Post Branch 20A, P.O. Box 72, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Phone +976 7577-1888
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National Designated Authority

Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Ms. Choikhand Janchivlamdan Primary
15160 Government building 2, United Nation's street 5/2, Chingeltei district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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