Global Clean Cooking Program – Bangladesh (GCF-FP070)

  • South Asia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Bangladesh
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 22, 2018
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Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 20.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 82.20 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ GCF website

Updated in EWS Sep 13, 2018

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Project Description

The proposed project in Bangladesh is part of a multi-country “Global Clean Cooking Program” planned for support by the World Bank (WB) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)1 with a goal to support development of an affordable and sustainable market for clean cooking initiatives.

According to website of Green Climate Fund, the Bangladesh Clean Cooking Program is aimed at supporting a sustainable market for adoption of improved cookstoves (ICS) that will contribute to improved well-being of people living in rural Bangladesh by reducing Household Air Pollution (HAP) and contribute to reduced Greenhouse gas emissions. The project has the following two components:

Component 1: It will leverage private-sector finance through purchases made by end users equivalent to the total size of the Project. The Project will finance market development activities by the purchase orders intended to enable them to rapidly increase market penetration.

Component 2: It will provide technical assistance to enhance supplier capacity on the one hand and increase the demand for ICS among end users on the other hand. Through these activities, this component will help create the necessary conditions for market growth to continue beyond the duration of the project.

Investment Description
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Contact Information

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and International Development Association (World Bank)
Ms. Claudia Croce
Tel: +1 202 458 1697

Economic Relations Division (ERD), Ministry of Finance
Mr. Kazi Shofiqul Azam
Work: +88 02 9113 743
Work: +88 02 9133 489


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