Russia has long benefitted from the support of the United Nations Development Programme. The country subsequently founded a trust fund, together with the UNDP, with the aim of supporting sustainable development in programme countries. How can the effectiveness of projects be ensured? Will the experience gained from cooperation at this first stage help Russia to become an effective donor and create an effective mechanism for investment? Is it possible to create a synergy between this new project and integration processes within the Eurasian Economic Community? The session will include a discussion of best practices at the UNDP Regional Bureau, as well as a presentation and discussion of the challenges faced by the regional project Legislative regulation to promote energy efficiency in the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union.