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Analysis and Investment for Low-Emission Growth (AILEG) Project


  • Seven countries needed help strengthening their low-emission development strategies.
  • Abt delivered analyses, training, and financial facilitation frameworks to this USAID-funded project.
  • The countries developed capacity and policies to address climate change.
The Challenge

USAID is committed to helping developing countries pursue clean, resilient growth. In seven countries with diverse needs, USAID’s Abt-led Analysis and Investment for Low-Emission Growth (AILEG) Project was foundational in strengthening low-emission development strategies through improved data systems, economic assessments, investment analyses, and financial facilitation frameworks.

The Approach

Colombia, Guatemala, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Mexico, the Philippines, and Vietnam defined their needs for technical assistance from this Washington, D.C.-based managed project. AILEG responded by providing market analyses, data strengthening across sectors, policy planning, inclusive stakeholder engagement, and training of national government and USAID staff in analytical methodologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation. The project also developed the Clean Energy Lending Toolkit, a financial primer for those seeking to diversify and expand investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

The Results

Abt carried out 20 country-level—and four global—activities through AILEG. Among the results:

  • More than 400 institutions improved their ability to address climate change.
  • Seventeen new national or subnational laws or other policies to spur low-emissions development.
  • Seven new partnerships to boost national capacity to address climate change.
  • More than 100 government and USAID officials—almost half female—trained in climate change analysis.