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Project Outline

A detailed project concept and the proposed intervention prepared according to the requirements of the Mitigation Action Facility for Phase 2 (Project Outline Phase) of the project selection process.

Project Proposal

A comprehensive description of the project and the proposed intervention that is prepared during DPP (Phase 3 of the selection process).

Project Concept

An initial project idea outlined in a concise manner according to the requirements of the Mitigation Action Facility for Phase 1 (Project Concept Phase) of the project selection process.

Project Partner

Project Partners consist of national (sector) ministries, financial institutions such as regional or national (development) banks and other public and/or private entities working closely with the Implementation Organisation(s) and together with them mandated by the national government to implement and operate the project. The strong involvement and ownership of the project partners is considered to be essential for the success of the project. Under the NAMA Facility, they were called implementing partners (IPs).  


Projects are funded by the Mitigation Action Facility and provide support to governments for the implementation of mitigation actions through the provision of financial support and technical cooperation instruments. Under the NAMA Facility, these were called NAMA Support Projects (NSPs).

Partner country

An ODA-eligible country in which a project of the Mitigation Action Facility is being developed (DPP), implemented or has concluded the Implementation Phase.

Official Development Assistance (ODA)

ODA is an abbreviation for Official Development Assistance. This assistance has been allocated under Section 1 of the International Development Act 2002. ODA contributes to a reduction in poverty and aims to further sustainable development or improve the welfare of relevant countries.

According to the OECD, Official Development Assistance is defined as financial support to eligible countries and to multilateral development institutions which are: 1) Provided by official agencies, including state and local governments, or by their executive agencies; and 2) Is administered with the promotion of the economic development and welfare of developing countries as its main objective. More information about ODA can be found on the OECD website.

Facility Grant Agent

As Facility Grant Agent, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is commissioned to administer the Mitigation Action Facility. This comprises financial and contractual management as well as due diligence of Implementation Organisations (and, in some cases, sub-grantees).

Board of the Mitigation Action Facility (the Board)

The central decision-making body of the Mitigation Action Facility. Currently the Board comprises representatives from five Donors, i.e. German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), UK Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ), Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities (KEFM) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the European Union (EU) and the Children Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). The Board takes all relevant decisions related to strategy, policies, guidelines and budget, and selects the projects for funding.

Mitigation Action Facility

A climate fund jointly established by the governments of Germany and the United Kingdom and co-funded by the Danish government the European Union and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). Formerly known as the NAMA Facility and renamed in 2023, it provides financial support to developing countries and emerging economies that show leadership on tackling climate change and that want to implement transformational country-led mitigation actions within the global mitigation architecture, specifically implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and long-term strategies (LTS). Learn more about the governance of the Mitigation Action Facility.