Carbon Initiative for Development

The Carbon Initiative for Development (Ci-Dev) supports low-carbon investments in least developed countries, using carbon-linked performance payments. It will focus on projects that improve and increase access to energy, using clean and efficient technologies.

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Electricity lacking in poorest countries

Increasing Energy Access: The Ci-Dev will provide financing for projects that support access to energy in low-income countries, in collaboration with other parts of the World Bank Group. Read More >

Children from a village in Luang Namtha, Laos

Building on the CDMThe Ci-Dev will build on the infrastructure that has been created by the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Read More >

Rwanda Electrogaz CFL Distribution Project

Carbon Finance: The Ci-Dev will use results-based payments as its vehicle for financing energy access projects, building on a decade of carbon finance experience by the World Bank Group. Read More >