Clean Cooking Fund
The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a partnership between the World Bank and development partners and private nonprofit organizations that helps low- and middle-income countries reduce poverty and boost growth through sustainable energy solutions. ESMAP’s analytical and advisory services are fully integrated within the World Bank’s country financing and policy dialogue in the energy sector. Through the World Bank Group (WBG), ESMAP works to accelerate the energy transition required to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7) to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all. It helps to shape WBG strategies and programs to achieve International Development Association (IDA) policy commitments and the WBG Climate Change Action Plan targets. The World Bank launched the Clean Cooking Fund (CCF) at the UN 2019 Climate Action Summit in September. The $500 million CCF seeks to scale up public and private investment and accelerate progress toward universal access to clean cooking by 2030. It provides financial and technical support, primarily through results-based grants, to help countries incentivize the private sector to deliver modern energy cooking services.