Established in 1983, the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a global, multidonor technical assistance trust fund administered by the World Bank and cosponsored by 13 official bilateral donors. ESMAP assists its clients – low- and middle-income countries – to increase know-how and institutional capacity in order to achieve environmentally sustainable energy solutions for poverty reduction and economic growth. ESMAP’s mission is driven by a Results Framework endorsed by its governing Consultative Group (CG) for the Energy Trust Funded Programs (ETFPs).


ESMAP has operated in over 100 countries through more than 800 activities covering a broad range of energy issues. Today, ESMAP implements the CG’s mandate by focusing upstream through three core functions that help client countries translate high quality advice into desired outcomes.