NIR Programme

Sustainability Impact Accelerator

The Sustainability Impact Accelerator (SIA) provides targeted capacity development to partners in OECD/DAC countries in support of the implementation of sustainable projects that contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.

The programme is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and implemented in collaboration with Swedish embassies, the Swedish Export Credit Agency (EKN), Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK), Business Sweden and Swedfund. This collaboration grants SIA with access to a vast network of Swedish expertise.

The programme supports projects in the following sectors:

Clean energy (including biofuels)

Electrification, grid stability and efficiency

Sustainable transport

Water and waste




By strengthening the capacity of partner institutions in OECD/DAC countries to implement projects in accordance with international sustainability standards, such as the International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standards, the programme contributes to the realisation of sustainable projects that can attract funding in the international capital market.

The Sustainability Impact Accelerator offers a wide range of capacity development in areas such as:

⦁ Policy making
⦁ Technical training
⦁ Project management
⦁ Compliance with international sustainability standards
⦁ Sustainability (social, economic and environmental)
⦁ Change management and strategic leadership
⦁ Administration
⦁ Stakeholder dialogue

Supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The programme contributes to local achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda by:

⦁ Providing targeted capacity development to institutions in OECD/DAC countries
⦁ Strengthening capacity to implement sustainable projects
⦁ Accelerating implementation of sustainable and bankable projects in key sectors
⦁ Mobilising capital for investments in sustainable projects
⦁ Increasing the number of sustainable projects implemented
⦁ Engaging and aligning stakeholders
⦁ Promoting best available technology

Would you like to propose a project?

We are always open to receiving proposals. Although we cannot accept all projects, we welcome all project proposals. Accepted projects are enrolled in our programme process, which normally spans over a period of one-year.

Additional information

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For more information about the Sustainability Impact Accelerator, please contact Annie Ross, Programme Director, telephone number +46 8 783 82 95.

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