United States Agency for International Development

USAID supports activities to help developing countries lessen their vulnerability and adapt to climate variability and change. These activities are intended to build more resilience into economic sectors that may be affected by climatic stresses, including agriculture, water, and key livelihood sectors in coastal areas.

In Indonesia, USAID's Coastal Resources Management Project helps coastal communities to sustainably manage fisheries, reefs, and other coastal resources and has leveraged over $10 million from the Asia Development Bank. Participating villages and communities develop long-term plans to protect resources, such as ensuring that their coastline is protected from floods and storm damage by healthy stands of mangroves.

USAID is also promoting adaptation through partnerships with the World Conservation Union, START (Global Change SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training), and the Mekong River Commission to assess livelihood strategies for adaptation to climate change in Northeast Thailand.

Further resources

 Country public financial management systems

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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Woman paddling a boat in Kampong Phluk village in Siem Reap, Cambodia.  Photo credit: ADB, via Flickr

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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Thai floods in 2011

Climate Change Research Strategy for Thailand

This case study describes an ADAPT Asia-Pacific program to develop a strategic plan that will identify, support, monitor and assess a national strategy for climate change research in Thailand.

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Communities in India are increasingly feeling the effects of drought and water shortages.

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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Residents moving their belongings on a raft during the 2011 Thailand floods

Support to ONEP/Thailand as Chair of the ASEAN Working Group on Climate Change

This article describes how member countries were supported to identify potential assistance from donors and partner organisations to implement the ASEAN Joint Response to Climate Change Action Plan.
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Flood water inundating Phahon Yothin Road in Bangkok, Thailand in November 2011

Building a Foundation for Evidence-based Climate Research Action in Thailand

This article describes how USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific, at the request of the Royal Thai Government, provided assistance in the preparation of a National Climate Change Research Strategy.

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