Launched in 2015, the UN Environment/UN Development Programme (UNDP)/World Resources Institute (WRI) Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Programme builds the capacities of nine countries to access GCF by developing the processes, project proposals, tools and policies necessary for strategic climate interventions that combat climate change and build climate resilience. Over the last three years, the Programme has worked closely with governments, the private sector and civil society in Benin, Colombia, El Salvador, Fiji, Ghana, Kenya, Nepal, the Philippines and Uzbekistan to build country ownership of climate finance, using targeted training and tools.

This report focuses on the lessons learnt from the programme, and makes suggestions for how to build readiness going forwards. It provides an overview of the programme’s activities by outcome, including practitioner recommendations that have emerged over the course of its implementation in the nine pilot countries.

Read the full report: Engaging the Green Climate Fund – GCF Readiness Programme Report

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