Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL)

Project Summary:

SE4ALL is the global initiative of United Nations, which is underpinned by its three main goals: universal access to energy, doubling the rate of energy efficiency and conservation and doubling the share of renewable energy in the overall energy mix. Pakistan has become one of the 120 countries that have pledged to fulfill these goals by 2030, by addressing the nexus between energy and health, women, food, water and other development issues are at the core of every country’s development agenda.

SE4All goals are aligned with Pakistan Vision 2025 and Power Policy of 2015. Planning Commission of Pakistan has mandated at national level to develop the National Action Plan and Investment Prospectus for investment in which UNDP will play the facilitation role. For the purpose, the following steps were undertaken;

  • Preparation of country situation paper for Pakistan
  • Policy review for SE4all
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • Policy Gap Matrix development
  • Rapid assessment and Gap analysis report



Project start date:

August 2013

Estimated end date:

December 2022

Focus area:

  • eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions
  • accelerate structural transformations
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Pakistan

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Government Of Italy
  • Government Of Netherlands
  • Government Of Pakistan
  • Private Sector
  • Shell Foundation
  • Eni Pakistan Limited
  • Shell Pakistan Limited
  • Mptfo Jp Pakistan One Fund (pk100)
  • Global Water Challenge
  • Undp Funding Windows
  • Government Of Japan
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2021 $973,456

    2020 $1,163,220

    2019 $220,331

    2018 $877,384

    2017 $538,830

    2016 $760,436

    2015 $1,199,359

    2014 $480,148

    2013 $14,351


    The SE4All has three main targets which are:

    1. Universal energy access,
    2.  Doubling the share of renewable energy,
    3. Doubling the rate of energy efficiency.

    Expected results

    • Preparation and approval of National Action Plan
    • Development and approval Investment prospectus
    • Both approvals will be from National Economic Counsil which is chaired by Prime Minister of Pakistan.

    Main Achievements

    The Alternate Energy Development Board (AEDB) efforts has contributed over 1200 MW of renewable energy in national grid. AEDB has been assigned a target to deploy minimum 9,700 MW in the national grid by 2030 and electrify 7,322 villages. It is expected that renewable energy will rise approximately 15% in the energy mix by 2030. AEDB has successfully attracted local and international companies to invest in renewable energy projects. Thse initiatives are commendable, and they are highly praised in the World Bank report (RISE, 2016).[1] Additionally, AEDB has proposed NEPRA regulation on “Net-Metering” which  already has created the market for solar housing system, where any household with solar system installed and meeting basic criteria can sell excess electricity to the national grid.

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