What is the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience?
The Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) is a funding mechanism under the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) which is helping developing countries integrate climate resilience into development planning and investment.
The PPCR has a two phase programmatic approach:
- It assists national governments in integrating climate resilience into development planning across sectors and stakeholder groups.
- It provides additional funding to put these plans into action and to pilot innovative public and private sector solutions to pressing climate-related risks.
To date, $777 million (65% of PPCR funding) has been approved and is being utilised to implement 44 projects in a range of countries, including Jamaica which is receiving funding as a part of the PPCR for the Caribbean region.
The PPCR provides support which helps countries move from a piecemeal, project by project method of building climate resilience to a wider, more comprehensive approach of long-term strategic investments and activities which should facilitate transformational change at the national level and across targeted sectors.
To extend the PPCR’s reach beyond national and regional investment plans and to stimulate more private sector participation, concessional financing has been set aside to be awarded on a competitive basis for innovative private sector projects advancing the goals of the PPCR.
Which are the countries benefiting from the PPCR?
Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean region.
Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga in the Pacific region, as well as Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Gambia, Honduras, Kyrgyz Republic, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Philippines, Rwanda, Tajikistan, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia.
What areas does the PPCR work in to build climate resilience and adaptive capacity?
- Agriculture and Landscape Management
- Climate Information Systems and Disaster Risk Management
Who funds the PPCR?
The PPCR is funded under the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) by:
- The African Development Fund
- The African Development Bank
- The Asian Development Bank
- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
- The Inter-American Development Bank
- The World Bank