The USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific project ended in September 2017 and this website is no longer being updated. Please visit USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific page on weADAPT to access the information and resources of the program.
Moving from a concept to a funded project is a technical process that requires specific skills and a careful structuring of data and information. Different financiers have separate application procedures, and their templates are structured and phrased differently. Developing a project proposal is a significant undertaking and there is a great deal of competition for funds. Organizing your information and developing a list of what you need for your proposal will not only facilitate the proposal development process, but will help you create a more bankable application that is more likely to be funded.
This guide distills lessons learned from mentoring experiences, and provides common elements in project proposal documents, project design, and implementation arrangements. It is suggested to answer the end-of-chapter question as a way of digesting the information in the chapter.
All 13 Asian countries which were identified as priority countries for ADAPT Asia-Pacific involvement have some form of climate change action plan. The purpose of this document is to highlight the variety of projects which have already been identified by each country and by major donors, to examine the extent of readiness (availability of concept papers, costing, pre-feasibility studies, implementing agency, source of funding etc.), to identify the most promising points of entry (i.e. countries that are “project ready”) as well as to indicate the possible capacity-building requirements. Based on this analysis, the criteria for assessing possible ADAPT Asia-Pacific involvement will be proposed.