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Guidelines for Designing Bankable Adaptation Projects
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Guidelines for Designing Bankable Adaptation Projects

This paper presents a summary of the Project Appraisal Guidelines developed in collaboration with India’s National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). 

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Shortlisting Climate Change Adaptation Projects
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Shortlisting Climate Change Adaptation Projects

This document shares an example from USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific’s experience working with India’s NABARD to design a checklist for selecting projects to be financed by the Adaptation Fund.

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 Country public financial management systems
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Defining Country Systems for CCA Finance

This paper uses “country systems” to refer to the set of tangible systems, processes and tools that support Public Financial Management (PFM) and examine the various parts of the process.
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The Exchange Series on Climate Financing

The APAN Exchange Series is a facilitated email information and knowledge exchange platform on climate financing operated and supported by USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific.

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Communities in India are increasingly feeling the effects of drought and water shortages.
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Supporting National Climate Funds and Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review in Asia-Pacific

This brief describes how USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific has supported the management of National Climate Funds and Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review for regional governments.
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Tourism Industry Financing of Climate Change Adaptation
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Tourism, climate change, and small islands

The SIDS’ tourism sector is threatened by climate change and high adaptation costs. Through industry stakeholders, this study explores the potential of tourism to finance its own CCA.

 

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Understanding the Green Climate Fund
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Understanding the Green Climate Fund

This paper describes the Green Climate Fund and outlines key considerations to be taken into account to enhance the readiness of NCFs to directly access international climate finance.

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An Assessment of Specialized International Funds with Available Resources for Climate Change Adaptation Projects in Asia and the Pacific
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An Assessment of Climate Change Adaptation Funds for Projects in Asia and the Pacific

This paper presents an assessment of specialized international funds with available resources for climate change adaptation projects in Asia and the Pacific

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Quick Guide to Climate Change Adaptation Funds

This USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Quick Guide is an easy to follow collection of 10 climate funds and initiatives available for financing adaptation activities in developing countries.

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USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific

The USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific program shared information and best practices about climate fund requirements and helped governments build capacity to access climate change adaptation finance.

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USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Project Preparation Approach Paper
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Project Preparation Approach Paper

This initial approach paper of the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific project highlights the variety of projects and readiness in each target country in Asia. 

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GCF project toolkit
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Green Climate Fund Proposal Toolkit

This toolkit was developed to assist you in understanding what makes a funding proposal bankable and successful when it is reviewed during a GCF board meeting.

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Understanding ‘bankability’ and unlocking climate finance for climate compatible development

This paper focuses on understanding the concept of ‘bankability’ in support of the development of quality ‘bankable’ project proposals – to assist countries’ access to international climate finance.

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Rwanda Akanyaru Project
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Mobilizing private finance: Unlocking the potential of Rwanda’s businesses

This policy brief examines the prospects for mobilizing private climate finance in Rwanda, focusing mainly on adaptation, and highlights measures that could stimulate investment.

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Adaptation Gap Report 2016

This report focuses on finance, technology and knowledge gaps in climate change adaptation and ways to address them. It also explores the implications of failing to limit global carbon emissions.

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How are dedicated climate funds progressing towards impact?

This short update summarises results reported in 2015 by 14 funds which have collectively approved more than $8.7 billion for climate change projects in developing countries. 

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Global recipients adaptation
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Climate finance: is it making a difference?

This report, for the first time, analyses a decade of contributions and spending to nine major international and two national funds set-up to tackle climate change.

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Estimated private finance for adaptation
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Estimating Mobilized Private Finance for Adaptation

The study develops, tests and evaluates methodologies for estimating private finance mobilized in developing countries by developed countries’ public finance interventions.

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From Tracking to Action
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From Tracking to Action

This report looks at emerging evidence of civil society engagement and identifies steps that providers of finance, governments, and CSOs can undertake to close the adaptation accountability gap.

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ODI
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Climate Finance Thematic Briefing: Adaptation Finance

This briefing provides an overview of finance flows and major funds supporting adaptation in 2015 and the geographical distribution of these funds.

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SEI private finance
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When does private finance count as climate finance?

This discussion brief examines different types of international private finance and asks questions about their suitability for being counted towards the Copenhagen commitment.

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Private finance for adaptation in LDCs?

This brief presents a comprehensive analytical framework for understanding private adaptation finance. 

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Financing Inclusive Low-Carbon Resilient Development: Nepal

This report analyses the new financial delivery structures in Nepal that have been set up to channel low-carbon climate-resilient development finance to the poor, focusing on alternative energy.

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Financing Inclusive Low-Carbon Development: Bangladesh

How can we deliver climate finance to those who need it most? We examine the choices countries make in financing low-carbon resilient development, focusing on experiences in Bangladesh.

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