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

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Least Developed Countries Fund - Institutional Support 2011-2016 - Overview
Least Developed Countries Fund (XM-DAC-47129)
2011-03-14 - 2016-12-30
Country / region • Asia, regional (31.60%)
• America, regional (2.40%)
• Africa, regional (66.00%)
Sector • 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%)
• General Environmental Protection
Environmental policy and administrative management (41010) (24.60%)
• General Environmental Protection
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)
• Climate Change Adaptation (principal objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


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.

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.



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Planned Disbursement $0
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