Technical Assistance for Green Value Chain

In Morocco, small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) account for 95% of companies, 40% of production, and 46% of employment, but only 20% of GDP and 30% of exports.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with donor support has established the Green Value Chain (GVC), a €90 million credit line to local Private Financial Institutions (PFIs) to on-lend to Moroccan SMEs operating in value chains to invest in high-performing equipment that integrates energy, water, and resource efficiency.

Specifically, the GVC Facility supports local SMEs to:

• Move from low value-added to high value-added production in terms of know-how and skills;

• Link to more advanced aggregators for more competitive and increasingly export-oriented value chains.

ACS is a partner to DAI on the Facility and provides technical assistance to banks and sub-borrowers to finance their projects and estimate their potential impact in terms of energy efficiency, water use, and waste recovery.

Client: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

  • Duration: 2018-Ongoing


  • Promoted the Green Economy Financial Facility-GVC product via targeted marketing and communication campaigns;
  • Supported EBRD and its partners in political dialogue and liaise with relevant public sector entities;
  • Provided technical assistance to potential borrowers through a team of engineers who advise borrowers and assess the potential impact of projects in terms of energy efficiency;
  • Developed the Technology Selector for equipment used in Morocco and the technical methodology to determine the energy efficiency impact of each category of equipment;
  • Established the project appraisal reports that illustrate the potential energy savings from investment projects available to final borrowers and advise PFIs on the eligibility of projects for funding;
  • Trained the staff of partner financial institutions in the financing of energy efficiency or renewable energy projects and improve their capacity to identify eligible project opportunities;
  • Worked in cooperation with PFIs’ marketing teams to create adapted marketing campaigns.