Resources for the SAP
Dedicated templates and examples annexes for Concept Notes and full Funding Proposals have been developed for the SAP. These examples provide guidelines and may be used as a reference for submitting complete Funding Proposals under the SAP.
e-Learning course for SAP
GCF developed an e-learning course on the Simplified Approval Process to provide detailed information on the key elements required for SAP Funding Proposals, as explained by GCF experts. After completing the module, participants are expected to have the necessary knowledge and information to prepare robust project proposals.
We've written technical guidelines and manuals that are designed to help NDAs and AEs in writing and submitting their projects under the SAP. Translations in French and Spanish are also available for some materials.
Simplified Approval Process (SAP) funding proposal preparation guidelines: A practical manual for the preparation of SAP proposals
29 Nov 2018
These guidelines, available in English, French and Spanish, have been developed to support GCF accredited entities (AEs) in the preparation of funding proposals under the Simplified Approval Process (SAP) pilot scheme.
SAP Technical Guidelines: Renewable Energy
01 Aug 2019
This publication provides technical guidance for the preparation of SAP proposals. Renewable energy (RE) is produced using natural resources that are constantly replaced within the human timescale. Just as there are many natural sources of energy, there are many technologies that can help to harness RE sources. Solar photovoltaic (PV) is the most well- known, wind power is the most widespread and hydropower is one of the oldest. Other RE technologies harness geothermal energy, solid waste or ocean-wave energy to produce heat or electricity.
SAP Technical Guidelines: Energy Efficiency for Industry and Appliances
01 Aug 2019
This publication provides technical guidance for the preparation of SAP proposals. Energy efficiency (EE) is the process of reducing the energy consumption of infrastructure, facilities, machines, devices, products, services, business processes, activities and transport. It can be thought of as the first fuel of a sustainable world and as such it has a key role in ensuring cost-effective energy transitions.
SAP Technical Guidelines: Transport
17 May 2019
The publication provides technical guidance for the preparation of SAP proposals. Although there is no one standard definition of the transport sector, it can be described as including all kinds of transportation, such as road, rail and maritime transport, and aviation.
Guidelines for the environmental and social screening of activities proposed under the Simplified Approval Process
10 Jan 2018
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for accredited entities on the environmental and social screening of activities proposed for GCF financing under the Simplified Approvals Process (SAP) Pilot Scheme.
GCF conducts regular webinars and trainings to help inform stakeholders on the SAP. Previous webinars, some conducted in French and Spanish, are provided here as recordings.
Simplified Approval Process: Introduction to the Online Submission System
31 Aug 2018 / In this webinar conducted in cooperation with UNITAR, GCF provides a preview of the upcoming Online Submission System (OSS) used to receive concept notes and funding proposals for consideration under the Simplified Approval System (SAP).