BF09 National Financial Vehicle – Burkina Green Energy Funds

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission, SO2 Creation of green jobs, SO4 Improved air quality, SO6 Enhanced adaptation to climate change
Start Date Q1  2020
End Date q4 2020
Funding Source Core
Actual Budget (USD) 67,591
Budget Percentage 72%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 48367
Status Complete
GGGI Share (USD) 67591
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) GGGI
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) GGGI
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Energy
GGGI Project Code : BF09
Project Manager and Staff +
Mallé Fofana

Director and Head of Programs Africa

Lamine Ouedraogo

Senior Officer, Green Growth Programming

Amadou Lamine Fall

Analyst - GIS- Senegal/Uganda

Yassia Savadogo

Assistant Administration Accountant

Project Overview

Burkina Faso has initiated changes along two main lines, namely: (i) improving the governance of the green and inclusive economy and (ii) developing accounting, taxation and green finance. In addition to the CPF, the Goverment of Burkina Faso has requested the support of GGGI for technical assistance for the structure and design of the Burkina Green Energy Fund (BGEF). The BGEF is a fund that will provide some financial instruments such as equity, guarantee, and subordinated debt to Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) projects to attract additional financing from local Financial Institutions. The principal objective will be to provide financial mechanisms with the express purpose of de-risking projects to the extent that they can access financing from local banks and financial institutions. The targeted projects for BGEF include renewable IPPs, mini-grid solar systems, off-grid, solar home systems, and energy efficiency for small- to medium-sized enterprises.

The Project will support Goverment of Burkina Faso to develop a National Financial Vehicle in Burkina Faso and increase their opportunity to have access to climate finance, especially in Renewable energy and energy efficiency. The major output of this project is to develop a National Financial Vehicle that will integrate the minimum requirement in order to facilitate access to climate finance.

Project Objective, Outcome and Impact

Objectives: This project aims to support the Government of Burkina Faso during its Green Growth transition by developing a financial mechanism that will enable increase of private investment, particularly in renewable energy and energy efficiency, as well as capacity development of key stakeholders.

Outcome: Burkina Faso’s capacity of climate finance mobilization is enhanced, through the Green Energy Funds.

Impact: Burkina Faso private sector investment in energy sector increased and national financial institutions are more and more willing to invest in.