Although the ZEV-RRF plans to expand its eligibility in the future, during its first year of operation (2023) the Facility is only accepting requests from EMDE countries that have signaled their ambition to quickly transition to ZEVs by signing – under paragraph 2A or 2B – the ZEV Declaration.
In this context, “EMDE countries,” or emerging markets and developing economy countries, refers to countries that are Official Development Assistance (ODA) eligible as defined by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).
As of March 2023, countries that meet ZEV-RRF eligibility criteria (ODA eligibility and ZEV Declaration signatory status) are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cape Verde, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Paraguay, Rwanda, Türkiye and Ukraine. This list could grow if more countries sign the ZEV Declaration this year.
Requests for ZEV-RRF support must be submitted entirely by or in direct partnership with a national government ministry and/or technical agency. The ZEV-RRF currently cannot accept requests from entities unaffiliated with the national government of an eligible country.