Eligibility

Country

Members of IRENA, Signatories of the Statute, or States-in-Accession, that are developing countries on the OECD “DAC List of ODA Recipients”. Preference will be given to IRENA Member countries. Download the eligible country list.

Renewable Energy Technology
  • Projects should deploy renewable energy as defined in the Statute of IRENA: bioenergy, geothermal energy, hydropower, ocean energy, solar energy, and/or wind energy.
Project Stage
  • Projects must be beyond feasibility study stage and pre-implementation stage, but prior to tendering, procurement and execution at point of selection.
  • Projects must provide a full feasibility study including an economic analysis at the Full Project Proposal stage.
Government Support
  • Applications can be submitted by governmental, semi-governmental, private or non-governmental entities but must have the support of, and must be prioritised by the government of the country where the project is to be implemented.
Government Guarantee

All applications should be supported by a government guarantee letter, issued by the ministry or the authority that deals with the international cooperation and borrowing affairs of the country.

There are two different templates to be used for this letter, depending on if you are:

  1. A government entity submitting the project – template 1
  2. A semi-governmental/private/organisation/NGO submitting the project – template 2

Note Verbale can be used to inform the respective government entities involved in the international borrowing affairs of countries about the ADFD requirement for a government guarantee.