Leapfrogging markets to high efficiency products (appliances, including lighting, and electrical equipment)

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From February 14, 2019 to February 14, 2023

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 7.3 Double global rate energy efficiency improvement
  2. 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure, retrofit industries for sustainability

Project ID: 5674

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Technical team

  • Energy Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Energy efficiency


  • Appliances
  • Lighting



Transformed sector(s)

  • Retail
  • Electronic

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Policy advice


  • Law regulation
  • Finance economy
  • Capacity building


  • Institutional framework
  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Standards/ Labeling/ Guideline
  • Energy finance
  • Knowledge/Data management
  • Green economy
  • Technical capacity building
  • Awareness raising

Social inclusion

  • Women
  • Private sector

Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale



  • People pathway
  • Systems pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 7.3 Double global rate energy efficiency improvement
  • 9.4 Upgrade infrastructure, retrofit industries for sustainability

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)

  • Capital providers
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises

Hot topic

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration

Project description

The main objective of the project is to transform Sudan's markets for energy efficient (EE) lighting and air conditioners providing climate change mitigation benefits and decreased energy poverty. The baseline activities fall short of comprehensively addressing the challenges of radically transforming Sudan's markets for energy efficient (EE) lighting and air-conditioners. The alternative project strategy consists of a top-down component integrated with several bottom-up activities including mainstreaming gender into project activities. The top-down component comprises the development of standards, enforcement of regulations supporting energy efficient products, and building the institutional framework capable of maintaining steady market development. Bottom-up activities target the creation of positive ambience for the implementation of the new regulations on the levels of distributors and end users.

USD $1,850,000

Grant amount

USD $5,606,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Source(s) of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($1,850,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Sudan

Joint agencies

  • UN Environment

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