The project Financing Energy for Low-Carbon Investment – Cities Advisory Facility (FELICITY) completed an identification and selection round of projects that would receive technical accompaniment in 2019-2020. In this context, the team put together a report that evaluated the results of the process and extracted the lessons learned to improve the following rounds of project identification and inform the work of other preparative project platforms in Mexico, Brazil and China.

The report “FELICITY Identification and Selection Process: General Vision and Lessons Learned” has the following aims:

  • To understand and evaluate the FELICITY identification and selection process, as well as the associated achievements and challenges.
  • To consolidate and evaluate the results of the identification and selection process of FELICITY projects, taking into account the main characteristics of the requests and chosen projects.
  • To determine the lessons learned and formulate recommendations, not only to improve the selection of FELICITY projects themselves but also how FELICITY can adapt itself to reflect the necessities of cities.
  • To provide information that can aid the work of other platforms in the preparation of projects and associated initiatives.


Credits: FELICITY, 2019. FELICITY Lines of Work.


In the same way, recommendations were formulated in several areas such as improvement of communication, standardization of the application process, identification of local collaborators, and scheduling of the selection process.

Finally, a more comprehensive range of initiatives was recommended in terms of scope, sectors, and geographic coverage. Thus, the sector that prepares projects could be developed to include a broader range of initiatives that need assistance, which would allow an acceleration of support to scale in cities.


Credits: FELICITY, 2019. Sectorial Distribution of Projects Received in 2019.


Felicity is the initiative implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH; with the support of European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), which offers technical assistance and the project preparation focused on low-carbon infrastructure in cities.

For more available information, consult the website GIZ-FELICITY.


Credits: FELICITY, 2019. Publication’s cover