South Africa Low Emissions Development Program

The USAID South Africa Low Emissions Development Program (SA-LED) supports the Government of South Africa’s Green Growth Agenda. SA-LED is strengthening the capacity of the public sector to plan, finance, implement, and report on low emissions development projects and to accelerate the adoption of low emissions technologies for a green economy. The program was developed and is implemented in partnership with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST). 


To achieve these goals, SA-LED is strengthening public sector capacity through technical assistance, engaging with private sector developers to enhance the quality of LED project pipelines, and facilitating LED investment through innovative models in collaboration and partnership with development finance institutions (DFIs), and commercial banks. SA-LED is a part of the USAID Enhancing Capacity for LEDs global flagship initiative that is supporting more than 25 countries around the world. SA-LED’s period of performance extends to May 2020.