Project profile — Least Developed Countries Fund - Institutional Support 2011-2016


Least Developed Countries Fund (47129)
2011-03-14 - 2016-12-30
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (66.00%)
• America, regional (2.40%)
• Asia, regional (31.60%)


• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Population policy and administrative management (13010) (0.80%)
• Water And Sanitation: Water sector policy and administrative management (14010) (2.00%)
• Agriculture: Agricultural policy and administrative management (31110) (5.40%)
• Forestry: Forestry policy and administrative management (31210) (7.40%)
• Environmental policy and administrative management:
Environmental policy and administrative management (41010) (24.60%)
Biosphere protection (41020) (55.60%)
• Disaster Prevention And Preparedness: Disaster prevention and preparedness (74010) (4.20%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (principal objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)


CIDA's contribution to the Least Developed Countries Fund for Adaptation to Climate Change (LDCF) aims to support least developed countries (LDCs) to increase resilience to the impacts of climate change through both immediate and longer-term adaptation measures in development policies, plans, programs, projects and actions. Amongst other activities, the fund mainly provides support for the preparation of National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) and for the implementation of NAPA priorities in LDCs. In the recent revised programming Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change for 2010-2013, the Fund is now scaling up its programmatic approach to increase the resilience of vulnerable countries in: (i) climate-resilient development, (ii) implementing Adaptation Action, and (iii) estimating costs of Adaptation to Climate Change. The LDCF is mandated under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Operating under the Global Environment Facility (GEF), it addresses the needs of the 49 LDCs that are especially vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change.

Expected results 


Results achieved 

Results achieved as of June 2016 include: the Fund assisted 51 least developed countries in the preparation and implementation of their National Adaptation Programs of Action to identify and address immediate needs to adapt to climate change. Of the 79 projects under implementation or completed, results achieved include: (1) 5,035,697 people directly benefited from reduced vulnerability to climate change; (2) 380,017 people were trained in various aspects of climate change adaptation; (3) 1,186,398 hectares of land were brought under more resilient management; (4) 82 national policies, plans or frameworks in 15 least developed countries were strengthened or developed to better address climate change risks and adaptation; and (5) access to climate information services was expanded in 32 least developed countries.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Multilateral
Type of aid Core contributions to multilateral institutions
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