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Cost of Capital Observatory

Tracking the cost of capital for clean energy projects in emerging and developing economies
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About this report

The Cost of Capital Observatory is an initiative from the IEA, the World Economic Forum, ETH Zurich and Imperial College London. The aim of the Observatory is to increase transparency in the energy sector and inspire investor confidence, especially in emerging and developing countries where data on financing costs is scarcer.

The Observatory is divided into three sections:

  • A Dashboard that provides free data on the cost of capital for clean energy projects in emerging and developing economies.
  • A section with Tools and Analysis to help governments understand and quantify the main underlying risks perceived by investors and financiers in each country.
  • Case Studies with lessons learnt of how policymakers, together with the private sector, development finance institutions and other entities managed to mitigate risks and mobilise capital for clean energy sectors across the emerging and developing world.

We hope these resources will help drive policy changes that can lower financing costs in the parts of the world that most need it.