Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)

The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a global knowledge and technical assistance program administered by the World Bank. It provides analytical and advisory services to low- and middle-income countries to increase their know-how and institutional capacity to achieve environmentally sustainable energy solutions for poverty reduction and economic growth. Supporting over a hundred activities in countries around the world at any given time, ESMAP is an integral part of the Energy and Extractives Global Practice of the World Bank.

ESMAP catalyzes change by:

  • Strengthening policy frameworks, and reforming energy prices and subsidies
  • Helping countries to secure affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy supply to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity
  • Facilitating the transition to lower carbon and resilient energy systems, de-risking investments, and integrating variable renewable energy into power grids
  • Working at the nexus of energy, water, transport, buildings, industry, and urban development
Purpose of support 
Creating enabling environments and building institutional capacity
Information on how to...

Access funding by referencing the World Bank Group's country financing and policy dialogue in the energy sector. Find information regarding the WBG energy sector here. Reference ongoing activitieshere.

Climate objective 
Sectors and themes 
Energy efficiency, Renewable Energy
Type of support provider 
Type of recipient 
Public entity at the national level, Public entity at the sub-national level, Public entity at the regional level
Trustee or administrator 
World Bank
Contact information
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