One such reform that could help achieve these objectives is greater use of 'standardised approaches': methodologies based on uniform methods and procedures that are applicable to multiple projects.

The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) has recently put out to tender for a project that will pilot specific practical examples of standardised approaches (e.g. performance standards and default emissions factors) that could be applied to CDM projects. The project will demonstrate how standardised approaches can be adapted to suit national circumstances in a few key countries (to be chosen as part of the first phase of the work). In demonstrating the benefits of standardised approaches, and targeting project types of particular interest to low income countries, the work will demonstrate how standardised approaches can help improve access to the CDM for countries that are currently underrepresented in the mechanism.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 7th September, with bids due by 24th September. More information can be found here