Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)
ASTAE and ESMAP have long complemented each other, as ASTAE is focused on operational support and project preparation for World Bank and GEF projects, whereas ESMAP is focused on more upstream analytical, knowledge, and technical assistance work that informs follow-on World Bank lending. In a number of cases, World Bank country engagements draw on support from both trust funds.
In FY2014, the consultative groups of donors for both ESMAP and ASTAE agreed that, starting in FY2015, the program management and administration of ASTAE would be merged with ESMAP.
Furthermore, it was agreed that ESMAP and ASTAE would publish a joint annual report—this being the first such joint report.