January 2016 – December 2018

The work combined impact and process evaluation approaches and provided options for continuous improvement for the pilot in addition to identifying impacts and lessons for future UK International Climate Fund programmes. The evaluation also informed the evidence base to assess whether DECC should scale up the UKCI, and the GIB’s longer term role for investing UK climate finance internationally.

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has provided £200m of investments through the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB), UK Climate Investments (UKCI) in order to fund an international three year green investment pilot programme. The focus was on investment in low carbon technologies in India, South Africa and East Africa. The proposed investment of £200m was to be invested in 8- 12 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in at least two countries and at least two renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency by 2018.

The project is conducted by a consortium led by Ipsos MORI and including Mott McDonald, EY and SQ Consult.