IEE in developing countries

coopener COOPENER was the external component of the first IEE programme (2003-2006), which funded projects aiming to promote policies, technologies and best practices in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency. COOPENER operated in three regions: Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and South-East Asia.


The COOPENER report

COOPENER was the first instrument facilitating the implementation of the priorities of the EU Energy Initiative for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development (EUEI ); in line with the EUEI, COOPENER projects addressed the role of sustainable energy for poverty alleviation in developing countries (Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and South-East Asia).

COOPENER was implemented through grants, which were awarded in response to open Calls for Proposals on an annual basis. In total, 36 projects were contracted, with activities taking place between 2005 and 2010.

Following the completion of the last action in August 2010, the EACI organised an assessment of a number of COOPENER projects. Its aims were to identify the impacts of the projects, to extract key findings, and to highlight lessons and best practices resulting from the implementation of these actions.

This report includes the key findings of the assessment; it can be used by public bodies, NGOs, and commercial organizations based in the EU as well as in the target countries. It also presents lessons learned, which can be helpful to EC services, Member States organisations and other organisations working with similar activities and programmes, such as the ACP-EU Energy Facility .

Last update: 21/01/2013 | Top