PPCR Pilot Programs
The Pilot Program for Climate Resilience aims to demonstrate ways to integrate climate risk and resilience into core development planning, while complementing other ongoing activities. All 20 strategic programs for climate resilience under the PPCR have been endorsed by the PPCR Sub-Committee. A pipeline of 66 projects and programs has emerged from this with PPCR allocations. To date, the Sub-Committee has approved funding for 32 projects totalling $616 million. PPCR funding is expected to leverage $784 million in co-financing.
In 2013, Haiti's strategic program for climate resilience was endorsed by the PPCR Sub-Committee for the further development of investments in the amount of $25 million. With its final investment plan endorsement, the PPCR has moved squarely into the implementation phase, with project approvals and disbursements beginning to accelerate.
Revisions to Cambodia's strategic program were also endorsed to reflect a shift in sectoral focus and to speed project development. PPCR pilot countries are further taking advantage of an additional $88 milllion in PPCR grant financing allocated in 2012 to advance program objectives, with $61 million approved thus far. To encourage private sector engagement in PPCR pilot countries, $70 million in PPCR credit financing was also set aside to be awarded on a competitive basis. An open call for private sector project proposals resulted in 11 entries, from which six were endorsed to be further developed for full funding consideration. A second round of competition will occur in 2014.
A PPCR-funded community-driven micro-project in Niger provides drought-resistant millet seeds to farmers in the Loga region who have been impacted by scarce rainfall in recent years. The seeds have a shorter growth cycle, enabling farmers to escape the shortened rainy season.
Endorsed Strategic Programs for Climate Resilience (SPCR) include Bangladesh, Niger, Tajikistan, Cambodia, Mozambique, Nepal, Zambia; Caribbean: Grenada, Haiti, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Pacific: Papua New Guinea, Samoa, among others.
- country led;
- build on National Adaptation Programs of Action (NAPAs) and other relevant country studies and strategies;
- complement the existing adaptation funding and be supportive of the emerging operations of the Adaptation Fund; and
- support actions that are both an outcome of a comprehensive planning process and consistent with the countries' development and poverty reduction goals.
Under the PPCR two types of investments are supported:
- Funding for technical assistance to enable developing countries to build upon existing national work to integrate climate resilience into national and sectoral development plans.
- Funding public and private sector investments indentified in national or sectoral development plans or strategies and addressing climate resilience.
Immediate outcomes of a PPCR program should include:
- an increased capacity to integrate climate resilience into country development strategies
- a more inclusive approach to climate resilient growth and development;
- an increased awareness of the potential impact of climate change;
- scaled-up investment for broader interventions and programming related to climate resilience; and
- mproved coordination among stakeholders regarding country-specific climate resilient programs.
During the PPCR Sub-Committee meeting held on June 2011, the CIF Administrative Unit and the MDBs were requested to report to the Sub-Committee the inclusion of gender experts in the joint missions organized by the PPCR pilot countries to assist in the preparation of the Strategic Programs for Climate Resilience (SPCR).
The note on gender dimensions has been prepared in response to that request. It was prepared by the CIF Administrative Unit based on information provided by the MDBs. It summarizes the actions taken by the pilot countries and the MDBs to integrate gender considerations in SPCRs and/or projects/programs.
Trustee Disbursement Report
During its meeting in November 2010, the CTF Trust Fund Committee requested that the CIF Administrative Unit, in collaboration with the MDB Committee, report on disbursements under the CTF on a semi annual basis. June 30, 2011
"Farmers in the Rio Minho watershed and the other areas of Jamaica (hit by floods and droughts) can now breathe a sigh of relief because they will not be left on their own to deal with the impacts of climate change. The effects of climate change on communities like these have to be understood and addressed in order to build the resilience of Jamaica. This is exactly what the PPCR seeks to do."
--Hopeton Peterson, PPCR Focal Point, Planning Institute of Jamaica