In-country support is central to the GFEI’s work.

The Global Fuel Economy Initiative has a track record of ambitious action. Funding from the European Commission, Global Environment Facility (GEF), UNEP and FIA Foundation has enabled GFEI to provide ongoing support to around 70 developing countries as they develop fuel economy policies and measures.

In addition to these countries, GFEI partners also provide expert analysis and advice to many other countries, including through the G20 and OECD. GFEI works as a partnership according to a set of common principles. These include:

  • consultation and discussion;
  • evidence-based approaches;
  • benchmarking against best practice;
  • technical coherence;
  • and evaluation.

Every country is different, and will face different scenarios in terms of the size and mix of their vehicle fleets. GFEI presents options to policy makers based on a detailed assessment of these factors.

Since its launch GFEI’s capacity-building support has enabled Chile, Kenya, Mauritius, Vietnam, Thailand, Montenegro, Philippines, Peru, Sri Lanka and the Ukraine to develop fuel economy policies – with advice and input to many more.

In addition, GFEI partners also support fuel economy policies in developed markets, including the EU, the US and Saudi Arabia.

Global Fuel Economy Policy overview

GFEI Policy Map

Many countries around the world have introduced policies to improve the fuel economy of vehicles. This includes emissions standards, fiscal measures, or labelling schemes. This map provides an overview of countries that currently have such policies in place.

Click here to view the GFEI Policy Map

GFEI Toolkit


The GFEI provides a number of tools to help countries to create a baseline analysis of vehicles, understand the potential impact of improved vehicle fuel economy, and to develop region specific policies.

GFEI Partners and their Activities

GFEI is a network of partners. The in-country support we provide countries is delivered by GFEI partners, regional partners and specific national partners. This network of experts shares experiences and best practice, including at our annual training event. You can find out more about country progress and the specific regional and national partners who provide support here: