Sub-Component 1A: Technical Assistance for Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT)

Sub-Component 1A will focus on the implementation of demand-driven activities for MOIT.

Sub-Component 1B: Demand Driven Technical Assistance Facility (non-MOIT stakeholders)

Sub-Component 1B will open to eligible non-MOIT stakeholders, such as other ministries and public institutions at national and provincial level.

Component 2: Secretariat for Vietnam Energy Partnership Group

VEPG-Secretariat will provide logistical as well as limited technical support to the VEGP.

Component 3: Monitoring of Sector Reform Contract Implementation.

In order to implement their Financing Agreement No 2016/037-972, MOIT and EU have agreed on targets and triggers (indicators) for the disbursements of respective financial support.

Component 4: Cross‐Cutting Activities

Public relations and awareness-raising activities will be designed to increase the visibility, and thus the effectiveness, of the Project.

Sub-Component 1A
Technical Assistance for Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT)

Component 1A is aimed at supporting the Government of Viet Nam (GoV) in the improvement of the regulatory framework, in strengthening of their capacities, and in fostering technology transfer in order to provide an enabling environment for public and private sector investments in the Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) infrastructure in Viet Nam.

This Component focuses on the provision of Technical Assistance advisory and capacity development services addressing issues such as Energy information systems; Energy budgeting and planning; Technology and Knowledge Transfer through cooperation on research, higher education and Research & Development (R&D) for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency; Energy Policy for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency; Legal and regulatory frameworks, norms and technical standards developments, power market analysis; Power market reform (complementing and closely coordinating with, but not duplicating the efforts of international finance institutions).

Sub-Component 1B
Demand Driven Technical Assistance Facility (non-MOIT stakeholders)

This Technical Assistance Facility is open to ministries and public institutions at national and provincial level. These institutions should not be affiliated with MOIT, as MOIT and its subsidiary institutions are being supported through Component 1A.
 

In addition to the above-mentioned public institutions, the TA Facility also targets key energy actors from the private sector, from academic and research institutions and from the civil society.

The Lead Applicant must be a Vietnamese legal/registered entity. Partnerships with other local and international entities to maximize the result are strongly encouraged.

Eligible stakeholders are:

  • Vietnamese Communist Party Organisations/Institutions
  • Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Planning and Investment including General Statistics Office, Ministry of Finance and other ministries (except Ministry of Industry and Trade)
  • Committees of National Assembly
  • Provincial People’s Committees and Provincial Departments (except Departments of Industry and Trade)
  • The State Bank of Viet Nam
  • Vietnamese research and higher education institutions
  • Vietnamese commercial banks that are conducting investment in the energy sector, requiring capacity building
  • Vietnamese Renewable Energy developers or investors that that require technical assistance
  • Business associations active in the energy sector
  • Civil Society Organizations active in the energy sector and being already financed by at least one other Development Programme.

Eligible activities

The Technical Assistance Facility focuses on four areas of intervention:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Access
  • Energy Information 

Eligible stakeholders are invited to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) to receive Technical Assistance from the EVEF.

There will be at least two Requests for Expression of Interest in the period 2019 – 2021. The thematic focus area of the first Request in June 2019 will run under the thematic focus area: “Information Matters – Improving Public Knowledge and Policy Dialogue on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency”

The deadline for submissions of EOI is 12:00 (noon), Viet Nam time, 14 August 2019.

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Component 2
Secretariat for Viet Nam Energy Partnership Group

The Viet Nam Energy Partnership Group (VEPG) includes MOIT, representatives of other Ministries, and Development Partners active in the energy sector; it is also open for participation by the business, NGO and research communities.

Five Technical Working Groups (TWGs) were created. They are co‐chaired by a representative of MOIT and a representative from the Development Partners (DPs) and focus on the five following sub‐sectors: (a) renewable energy, (b) energy efficiency, (c) structural energy sector development and reform, including power market reform, (d) access to energy and (e) energy data & statistics.

The Secretariat to the VEPG, which is implemented by GIZ, is aimed at fostering the mutual exchange and political dialogue between the Government and development partners within the framework of the VEPG. For further information, please visit VEPG website at http://vepg.vn/

Component 3
Monitoring of Sector Reform Contract Implementation

As part of its support to the development of sustainable energy in Viet Nam, the European Union (EU) has recently launched a new programme of €108 million to enhance access to sustainable energy in rural areas of Viet Nam and contribute to a more sustainable energy sector by promoting efficient, clean and renewable energy available to all citizens. The programme was mentioned in the Financing Agreement No 2016/037-972 sined on 2016.

In order to implement the Agreement, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and European Delegation have agreed on targets and triggers (indicators) for the disbursements of respective financial support.

The monitoring of the Sector Reform Implementation (SRC) will address the following aspects:

  • Monitoring of the general eligibility criteria for disbursement of budget support – linked to the fixed disbursement tranches of the SRC.
  • Monitoring of the progress of the implementation of the Rural Electrification Programme – linked to the variable disbursement tranches of the SRC.
  • Monitoring of Enhanced Governance in the Energy Sector – linked to the variable disbursement tranches of the SRC.

Component 4
Cross-cutting Activities

As the communication of results and visibility of achievements form an essential part of all of the above components, the Project will carry out communication and visibility activities as a crosscutting element of the Project.

Public relations and awareness-raising activities will be designed to increase the visibility, and thus the effectiveness, of the Project. The GIZ Project Team (which includes the VEPG Secretariat) will prepare basic communications material and use milestones and events as well as site visits to disseminate them.

Component 4 also includes the Project Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities vis‐à‐vis the Annual Operational Plans and the Overall Indicators of the Project.