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People or organisations that actively participate in the project or are directly affected by the project in a positive or negative way. They could be actively involved in the project as intermediary organisations in the implementation (e.g. micro finance institutions or associations) or passively associated rather as a recipient (benefitting from capacity development or being targeted for harm reduction purposes). Stakeholders are different from the targeted beneficiaries of a project.


Readiness refers to the degree of maturity or development of a project. Activities to prepare a project are generally referred to as readiness activities. In the sense of the Mitigation Action Facility, a project is considered to be ready, when it is able to move to the implementation stage of the activity right away, after a limited detailed preparation e.g. of the envisaged financial mechanisms.


Products, goods, services and regulations/ standards that have arisen as a result of the project funded by the Mitigation Action Facility.


The overarching direct project goal and direct effects that can be causally attributed to the interventions of a project funded by the Mitigation Action Facility and reflect the utilisation of the outputs by the target group.

NAMA Support Projects (NSPs)

Projects funded by the NAMA Facility, now known as the Mitigation Action Facility, that provide support to governments for the implementation of the most ambitious parts of their Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) / Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) through the provision of financial support and technical cooperation instruments. Currently, the term NSP is abolished and the term “project” is used.

NAMA Support Organisations (NSOs) 

NSOs (currently, Implementation Organisations) are responsible and accountable for the proper delivery of funds and/or services, the financial and administrative management of the project, as well as monitoring and reporting to the Technical Support Unit (TSU) and the Board. For more information, please check the term “Implementation Organisation”.

NAMA Facility Grant Agent (NFGA)

The term “NAMA FAcility Grant Agent (NFGA)” was used to refer to Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH commissioned to administer the former NAMA Facility. For more information, please check the term “Facility Grant Agent (FGA)”.

NAMA Facility Board

“NAMA Facility Board” used to be a term to refer to the central decision-making body of the former NAMA Facility. For more information, please check the term “Board of the Mitigation Action Facility”.

Mitigation ambition / potential

This is one of the ambition criteria of the Mitigation Action Facility and describes the direct and indirect greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reductions caused by the project. The mitigation potential is also reflected in one of the mandatory core indicators of the Mitigation Action Facility.


The logframe is a results matrix drawn from the results model or Theory of Change. The logframe shows the linear causal relationship between the impact, the outcome(s) and related outputs and activities of the project. Indicators are quantitative and qualitative variables to measure changes and results, and sources of verification are needed to substantiate these elements. Central assumptions and risks for achieving the defined targets also have to be described in the logframe as it is the basis for the project’s Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) concept.