PROSPECT Recommendations-Decision Matrix tool for selecting financing schemes

This self-assessment tool contains a set of questions, which help to determine which financing scheme will be the most suitable for the local authority to implement for local sustainable energy and climate project investments. It consists an easy-to-grasp checklist that assists a local authority in its first decision-making steps to decide against a set of financing alternatives (EPC, Third-party financing, Revolving funds Cooperative and Crowdfunding, Guarantee funds, Soft Loans, Green bonds), it compares them and proposes the most suitable one

There are 4 sectors of recommendation:

  • Public Buildings
  • Public Lighting
  • Private Buildings
  • Cross-sectoral

For each sector, there are specific innovative financing schemes that could be best adopted in. For each financing scheme, the user should answer the questions by selecting one of the pre-determined (YES/NO) answers provided. These questions represent the pre-requisites for implementing each innovative financing scheme at the local level

PROSPECT Recommendations-Decision Matrix tool provides an ease of implementation rate (%) for each financing scheme with regard to general framework conditions.

The financing scheme with the majority of positive answers (YES) is likely to be a suitable choice for your city/region.

More information to help you make a choice based on project-specific characteristics is also available in the PROSPECT Learning Handbooks.

Access the Excel-Tool file and the User Guide here!