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Ci-Dev comprises two reinforcing components, the Readiness Fund and the Carbon Fund.
- The Readiness Fund finances capacity building activities in least developed countries to develop standardized baselines and technical assistance for energy access programs. It supports the development of new methodologies and proposals for simplified CDM rules, and dissemination of results. Where needed, it also provides technical assistance to the projects and programs supported by the Carbon Fund.
- The Carbon Fund provides performance-based payments to low-carbon investments in the form of purchases of certified carbon emission reductions.