Past issues of E Co's 'Deeper Thinking' newsletter can be found below. Please contact us to suggest a topic or to discuss how we can support your initiatives.
Climate finance and gender: Will South understand North?
Gender mainstreaming is an effective project development tool and applying a gender lens throughout the whole project design makes for better, more effective, climate investments, yet the revised policy put to the board has been blocked, at least for now.
Bold business solutions: how the GCF works with the private sector
Following the 18th Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board Meeting, E Co. has published its latest GCF insight.
How are GCF no-objection procedures being interpreted?
E Co's latest GCF insight explores NDA and Accredited Entity perceptions of the no-objection procedure.
GCF co-financing requirements: what do stakeholders think?
E Co's latest GCF insight explores stakeholder perceptions of co-financing.
What makes a GCF project cross-cutting?
The GCF's third project category, "cross-cutting projects", remains largely undefined, much to the frustration of stakeholders.
Are GCF-supported projects truly transformational?
When it was established at the 2010 UNFCCC conference in Cancún, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) was heralded as a departure from the status quo of climate finance.
Wicked problems, evolution, monitoring and project formulation
Developing project strategies and formulating projects and programmes that make a real and lasting different on the ground takes specialist skills and knowledge.
Education, awareness and outreach: three words, three common mistakes
If you’re commissioning or managing a project related to energy or climate change, it’s almost certain that you have a component on education, awareness and outreach.
Training needs assessments: tips for improving effectiveness and efficiency
Capacity building and training are frequently included in technical assistance projects. But how can you really know what training is needed?
GCF project development: Our first impressions
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a new international finance mechanism aiming to mobilise around $100bn annually for climate change market interventions by 2020.
Mapping the investment potential of climate-smart business in the EMENA region
E Co. has completed a market assessment report for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in collaboration with A.T. Kearney.
Understanding barriers to energy efficiency and renewable energy investments
Understanding market barriers is fundamental to designing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
Budget friendly M&E: five survival tips for reporting in tough economic times
When program budgets are tightened, monitoring and evaluation is usually the first place to face cuts.