The Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP) is another funding scheme of the World Bank focusing upon building the technical expertise of the grant recipients for identifying and promoting energy. Energy can be an important area of intervention for reducing poverty and increasing economic growth. The Programme covers developing countries and supports studies, research and intervention leading to environmental sustainability. NGOs can submit proposals to this Programme, but need to demonstrate innovation, expertise and strong interest, combining sustainable use of energy with poverty reduction. More information about this Programme is available at this link.