Other sustainable development projects


    Organisational Assessment of Productive Uses of Energy

    2020 / United Purpose

    The mission consists in undertaking an organisational wide assessment of United Purpose’s activities in Malawi to identify opportunities for better integrating productive uses into their wider development programming. In particular, the objective is to understand how UP can more effectively engage in the energy-agriculture, energy-water and energy-finance nexuses, so that value is added for the communities UP works with. Ultimately, UP would like to be able to develop a pilot project with good scalability potential on the basis of MARGE’s recommendations.


    Economic and Social Development of Women through Renewable Energy in the Sahel (Senegal, Mali and Niger) - DESFERS

    2019 / Plan international

    The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the economic empowerment of 21,000 women in 4 regions of Senegal, Mali and Niger. Specifically, it aims to facilitate access to entrepreneurship in the sustainable energy sector by 4650 income generating activities (IGAs) of women (from 600 savings and loan groups), by developing a favorable context, by facilitating access to credit and solar energy and by building the capacity of women and integrated energy service operators.


    FELICITY: Financing Energy for Low Carbon Investment - Cities Advisory Facility

    2018 - 2019 / GIZ

    FELICITY programme, “Financing Energy for Low-carbon Investment - Cities Advisory Facility” is a technical and financial advisory services facility that supports project development at the municipal and sub-national level. The program is funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and is implemented by GIZ in collaboration with the European Investment Bank (EIB). FELICITY supports the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) at the municipal level. It aims to support the development of bankable low-carbon urban infrastructure projects in cities in Brazil, China and Mexico. Furthermore, the initiative promotes access to internal climate finance at the subnational level by providing advisory services to project developers and municipalities.
    Under this assignment, the consortium TJASKER-MARGE will develop a framework to analyze the investment climate and framework conditions for low-carbon projects on the municipal level and will provide policy to support FELICITY.


    Advice on Financial Support Mechanisms and on Quality Assurance in the detailed preparation of NAMA support projects

    2017 - 2019 / GIZ

    The main objective of this assignment is to provide advisory services to NAMA Support Organisations (NSOs) and their partners in the development and implementation of financial support mechanisms for National Support Projects (NSPs). These services will improve the design of financing mechanisms deployed for low-carbon projects on a commercial or semi-commercial (non-grant) basis. Marge and its partners will a) undertake a rigorous due diligence of potential projects to determine optimal financing mechanisms, and b) recommend appropriate structures for the financing mechanisms. The second objective of this assignment is to review NSP planning and re-align it with sector, national and NAMA facility priorities. This involves a review on 3 levels: i) The “far” environment: analysis of the larger environment and interviews with key stakeholders, including synthesis of program-relevant factors in a STEEPL framework (Social, Technical, Environmental, Economic, Legal); ii) The “near” environment: Looking at project collaboration with immediate implementing partners such as financial institutions, political decision-makers, implementing organisations, consumer groups and civil society; and iii) “Internal” processes: analysis of monitoring and review processes tracking, and their alignment with the objectives of the NAMA program.


    Financial and Technical follow up of the project: "La Montañona : sustainable management of productive landscapes based on conservation agriculture, agro-forestry, sylvo-pastoral systems and forest protection in El Salvador"

    2015 - 2017 / AFD

    This project aims at facilitating a shift towards sustainable agricultural and husbandry practices, and agroforestry and sylvo-pastoral systems, by focusing on a critical mass of producers and community leaders, thus contributing to maintain or improve their production capacities and income generation levels while preserving water supply and restoring biodiversity in La Montañona area.