Description: 

A World Bank climate change project that seeks to improve the resilience of Niger’s populations and production systems to climate change and variability, to increase food and livelihood security.  

Background:

Niger is one of the world’s most climate change vulnerable countries due to its high dependency on agriculture and relative food insecurity. Recognizing the severity of climate change and variability, the Government of Niger has taken decisive steps for climate-resilient growth. In line with the country’s vision for climate change, the Community Action Project for Climate Resilience (CAPCR) project was approved in 2012, and will mainstream climate resilience into development, integrate resilient practices into agro-pastoral systems, and coordinate monitoring and evaluations of progress.

The project, anticipated to be complete by December 2017, was made possible with a CIF allocation of $63 million, and will enable Niger’s communities to drive out persistent economic and food insecurity, endemic poverty, and the impact of climate related devastations.

Objectives and Outputs:

CAPCR will improve the climate resilience of Niger’s population and production systems. The project encompass three main components: mainstreaming climate resilience into development, integrating climate resilience practices into agro-sylvo-pastoral systems, and coordinating M&E activities.

The project targets consequences of climate change and variability within communities and vulnerable groups, including women and children. Given the importance of Nigerien women in natural resource management, project activities will support a gender sensitive approach. Overall, Niger’s population of over 18 million will benefit from the impact of climate-oriented policies and greater general awareness. Over 310,000 households in the 38 vulnerable CAPCR targeted municipalities will be among direct project beneficiaries. The implementing agencies are the World Bank and Niger’s Ministry of Planning, Territorial Administration, and Community Development.

Project implementation is ongoing, though early results have begun to emerge. As of 2013, 396 micro-projects (69 agriculture, 76 livestock, 54 natural resource restoration, 107 safety nets, and 90 infrastructure) have been awarded a total of $1.8 million in financial support. As of April 2014, the project has provided 59 new projects funding to increase the resilience of the agro-sylvo-pastoral production systems. CAPCR has collaborated with Niger’s Ministry of Health to mainstream climate change related facets into the National Health Sector Strategy. The project is expected to be complete by 2017.

This project summary is drawn from draft project proposals [such as the PAD, PID, SAR, and country investment plan] and may not contain the most up-to-date information.

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Project Details:
Proposed Decision | Extension Notification | Extension Decision | Project Document
Approved on November 16, 2011 (Approved Decision)
Approved amount(s): 
USD 63.0 million (grant funding)
USD 850,000 (MPIS)

MDB Project Implementation Services (MPIS)
Approved amount(s):
USD 610,000 (MPIS Second tranche)

Comments and Responses: 
United Kingdom (October 12, 2011)
Germany (October 13, 2011)

IBRD Response to Germany (October 31, 2011)