Adaptation Finance Knowledge Series

Adaptation Finance Knowledge Series
Since 2011, USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific has been helping countries develop bankable adaptation projects and improve their access to funding. These experiences, published in this series, are based on our work with governments, multilateral and regional organizations, and other experts.


July 2016
For countries to gain direct access to international climate change adaptation funds, like the Adaptation Fund, they not only need to be able to pass stringent accreditation requirements, but they also need the skills to prepare sound project proposals that meet the requirements of the financing...

March 2016
One of the ways USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific supports the region is by designing and implementing standalone capacity building programs targeted specifically at government officials. Responding to regional capacity building needs, including a lack of urban-related climate change trainings available, in...

Analyzing the Economic Costs and Benefits of CCA Options
January 2016
The fourth publication in the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Adaptation Finance Knowledge Series presents the methodology used in the Pacific Cost-Benefit Analysis Initiative (P-CBA) training workshops, accompanied by examples from the trainings of how the methodology has been employed. It is shared as a...

September 2015
As governments find ways to minimize the increasing threat of climate change, and given limited financing available for climate change adaptation, they need to be able to prioritize adaptation projects and decide which of them should be funded first. This document is the third publication in the...

Adaptation Finance Knowledge Series: A Quick Guide to Climate Adaptation Change Funds
June 2015
Updated May 2017 The USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Quick Guide to Climate Change Adaptation Funds is an easy to follow collection of 10 multilateral and bilateral climate funds and initiatives currently available for financing adaptation activities in developing countries. Unlike other guides that...

June 2015
This paper, which is based on the experience of the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Project, presents one such practical definition to the term “country systems”. The Project functions primarily as a climate change adaptation project preparation facility that focuses on the design of bankable projects for...