As of December 2015, more than 2.8 million people have been directly supported by 20 PPCR projects under implementation (7% of cumulative target) of which almost 1.39 million are women (49.9 percent).


Between 2014 and 2015, the number people supported by the PPCR to cope with effects of climate change has increased by 2 million.

17% of the target have been achieved in SIDS:


Almost 140,000 of 800,000 targeted people  have already benefited from the PPCR in small island developing states (SIDS). This represents more than the population of Grenada and Tuvalu combined.

SIDS: Small Island Development States

LMIE: Low and Middle Income Economies

LDC: Least Developed Countries

 Mainstreaming climate resilience into national and sector development planning

Achievements towards mainstreaming climate resilience into national and sector development planning (e.g. Agriculture, Transport and infrastructure, Water Resource management, Environment and Natural Resources) is progressing well, as indicated by the trends in countries: 8 PPCR countries out of 17 have already developed or embedded climate change in key national documents and in other 8 countries work is underway to achieve this objective. 26 out of the 93 identified priority sectors (28%) have climate change considerations embedded in their sector-based strategic plans/documents.

 Strengthening government capacity to mainstream climate change

By providing institutional, technical support, the PPCR is contributing to establish a solid foundation for integrating climate change into national, sector, and subnational level planning by:

  • Enhancing understanding of climate change concepts and specific scenarios for the country.
  • Enhancing stakeholder’s capacity to identify climate change risks and opportunities, as well as adaptation measures.
  • Raising awareness of national authority and key stakeholders on the importance of integrating climate change into development processes.
  • Encouraging inter-institutional collaboration through the exchange of tools, data, and experience

Results show that PPCR country governments capacity to mainstream climate change is gradually improving over the years.

 Investment models/tools developed and tested

PPCR is leading the development and delivery of large scale climate-related innovations and technologies that help people at risk to build their resilience and to adapt to climate disasters and change.


As of Dec 2015, 44 approved projects have reported on 225 tools or instruments that have been developed and tested. The majority of tools/instruments developed thus far are geared toward climate information and early warning systems (27%), building physical infrastructure (20%), and developing the enabling environment (27%).

 Use of PPCR-supported tools, instruments, strategies and activities to respond to climate variability and climate change

As of end  December, 2015, more than 1 million households in 4,000 communities, 25,000 businesses, and 2,000 public sector service entities have used these tools/instruments.

PPCR Results in Practice

The PPCR is helping to reduce climate change vulnerability in Mozambique’s local communities

Project: Mozambique sustainable land and water resources management.


Financing: PPCR $15.75m, AFDB $3.2m


Implementing MDB: AFDB


Purpose: To promote community-based watershed/landscape management approaches

Photos: AFDB

Mozambique ranks third among the most exposed African countries to adverse effects of climate change as a result of frequent occurrence of droughts, floods, and cyclones. Climate change events affect over 58 percent of the population. The Gaza province, located in the south, is one of the most adversely affected provinces in terms of climate change events with frequent occurrence of droughts in the northern parts and floods in the coastal areas of the province.

In response to these challenges, the PPCR and AfDB launched the Sustainable Land and Water Resources Management Project in 2014. This project will help increase the capacity of communities to address the inter-linked challenges of adverse impacts of climate change, rural poverty, food insecurity and land degradation.

The project is implemented in the four drought affected districts of Guija Mabalane, Chicualacuala and Massengena with estimated total direct beneficiaries of 20,000 and additional 20,000 indirect beneficiaries. At the end of 2015, the project had already provided support to 2,690 farmers of which 1,373 were women to cope with the adverse effect of climate change.


The PPCR is supporting Nepal to mainstream climate change into planning

Project: Mainstreaming Climate Change Risk Management in Development Technical Assistance program (TA)


Financing: PPCR $7.2m


Implementing MDB: ADB


Purpose: To integrate climate change risks into Nepal’s climate change program and develop knowledge management tools

Being ranked the world’s fourth most climate-vulnerable country, Nepal has adopted ambitious plans to strengthen its climate change risk management capacity.


In 2011, the Mainstreaming Climate Change Risk Management in Development Technical Assistance program (TA) was approved with a CIF/PPCR allocation of USD 7.2 million. The TA program implemented by ADB aimed to integrate climate change risks into Nepal’s climate change program and develop knowledge management tools.

The program was expected to apply risk screening tools for irrigation, infrastructure, and urban development projects, with a trained focal point in charge of climate change risk management in government infrastructure agencies.


Five years later, the project, in close consultation with sector agencies, has developed recommendations for policy and regulatory, institutional, technical, and capacity building climate change reforms for six sectors (strategic road networks, local and rural roads,

irrigation, urban planning, water induced disaster prevention, and water supply and sanitation). Various communications and knowledge

management activities have been implemented, including a) district training on climate change and community-based adaptation completed in over 60 districts; b) integration of climate change into national curriculum for grades nine and ten and for six tertiary academic programs at three university; and c) 36 climate change related research grants for Nepali nationals.


Innovative planning tool for climate resilient water resources management in Bolivia

Project: Bolivia Climate Resilience - Integrated Basin Management


Financing: PPCR $9.5m


Implementing MDB: IBRD


Purpose: Strengthening the Resilience to Climate Change in the Rio Grande Basin and National Capacity for Managing Climate Change

Frequent drought and flood events with higher intensities due to climate change jeopardize the fight against poverty and impede a sustainable development in many parts of Bolivia. To adapt to these threats holistic management approaches at the basin level, considering all water uses and integrating all relevant stakeholders have been developed. For effective planning, decision makers have taken environmental, economic and social factors into consideration. IT-based planning tools allow to estimate water availability or flood risks under the impact of climate change and social

changes. The use of these highly sophisticated instruments and the integration of its results with social and economic planning tools often is a major burden for local stakeholder and impede integral planning.


The PPCR developed a Decision Support System integrating hydrological modeling, economic data, water usage interests and local priorities to analyze possible conflicts, develop a management strategy and prioritize infrastructure and management activities for one of its Pilot Basins.

Visualization and communication of modeling results and available information is an important component of the tool and facilitates the active participation of local stakeholder. Different climate change scenarios are integrated in the planning process through role plays and negotiation exercises. In the Rio Mizque Basin, the tool was used to prioritize investment sub-projects to be funded with PPCR funds. Experiences made with the tool are currently being incorporated in the development of decision support systems for further river basins.


CLIMADAPT: Innovative financial mechanism to address climate change in Tajikistan

Project: Tajikistan: Small Business Climate Resilience Financing Facility


Financing: PPCR $5m


Implementing MDB: EBRD


Purpose: Innovative financing facility to support the uptake of climate-resilient, water-efficient and energy-efficient technologies by small businesses, farmers and households.

A landlocked country with mountains occupying 93 percent of its territory, and glaciers making up 6 percent of its total land area, Tajikistan is also one of the most climate vulnerable countries in Central Asia. Significant climate change has already been observed in Tajikistan, such as increase in average temperatures, glacier retreat, and change in average precipitation and range. The negative effects of climate change—on food and energy production, the availability of water, and others sectors—are already being felt and the consequences are disproportionately affecting the livelihoods of poor Tajiks.

In 2014, the PPCR Sub-Committee approved USD 5.0 million in PPCR concessional finance under the PPCR private sector set aside window for the establishment of an innovative financing facility to support the uptake of climate-resilient, water-efficient, energy-efficient and sustainable land management technologies by Tajik’s small businesses, farmers and households. PPCR funding leveraged additional USD 5 million from the EBRD (commercial loan) and USD 2.25 million from DFID and EBRD Special Shareholder Funds.


Implemented by EBRD, this project was officially launched in February 2016 and

Tajikistan is the first country in ECA to benefit from this innovative approach. CLIMADAPT supports the investment in both existing and pilot technologies which are available through recommended suppliers and installers.


To date EBRD signed three agreements with local banks and microfinance institutions: Eskhata Bank, IMON International and HUMO. The funds will be on-lent in local currency to SME clients and households to help them adopt technologies and practices to reduce soil erosion and pressure on water and energy resources, both of which are key environmental threats in Tajikistan.


Women in Climate Action—Zambia

Across Zambia, women are taking action to tackle pressing issues that were caused by climate change. In Nalolo district, for example, the clearing of canals has opened up hectares of land that residents can now use to farm cassava and maize.


The $1.2 billion Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) is a funding window of the CIF for climate change adaptation and resilience building.


Using a two-phase, programmatic approach, the PPCR assists national governments in integrating climate resilience into development planning across sectors and stakeholder groups. It also provides additional funding to put the plan into action and pilot innovative public and private sector solutions to pressing climate-related risks.


To date, $939 million (about 80% of PPCR funding) is approved for 58 projects expecting around $2 billion in co-financing from other sources.

 Mainstreaming climate resilience into national and sector development planning
 Strengthening government capacity to mainstream climate change
 Investment models/tools developed and tested
 Use of PPCR-supported tools, instruments, strategies and activities to respond to climate variability and climate change