Pilot Program for Climate Resilience

The Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) is a targeted program of the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF), which is one of two funds within the framework of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF).

The PPCR funds technical assistance and investments to support countries’ efforts to integrate climate risk and resilience into core development planning and implementation. It provides incentives for scaled-up action and initiates transformational change by catalyzing a shift from “business as usual” to broad-based strategies for achieving climate resilience at the country level.

PPCR programs are country-led and build on National Adaptation Programs of Action (NAPAs) and other national development programs and plans. The PPCR complements existing development efforts and supports actions based on comprehensive planning consistent with countries’ poverty reduction and development goals.

Country and Regional Programs
Bangladesh Bolivia
Cambodia Mozambique, Republic of 
Nepal Niger
Tajikistan Yemen
Zambia  
Caribbean Region
Dominica Grenada
Haiti Jamaica
Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Pacific
Papua New Guinea Samoa
Tonga  

Affordable, flexible financing

Giving priority to highly vulnerable least developed countries, including the small island developing states, the PPCR provides grants and highly concessional financing (near-zero interest credits with a grant element of 75%) for investments supporting a wide range of activities, such as:

  • Improving agricultural practices and food security
  • Building climate-resilient water supply and sanitation infrastructure
  • Monitoring and analyzing weather data
  • Conducting feasibility studies for climate-resilient housing in coastal areas

PPCR pilot countries and regions may choose to access only PPCR grant resources, or may also apply for credits if supported by a debt sustainability analysis. Some have recognized that PPCR credits may bolster their program portfolios to enhance climate resilience of the most vulnerable, as well as to engage the private sector.

PPCR countries as Members of WMO SIDS 

PPCR SIDS pilot countries (Dominica, Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Saint Lucia, Tonga) are World Meteorological Organization Small Island Developing States (WMO SIDS) Members.  

SIDS are remote low-lying island nations, with less than 1.5 million people, that are highly vulnerable to weather and climate related natural and environmental hazards, such as tropical cyclones, floods, and droughts. With the assistance of WMO, SIDS are able to monitor meteorological and hydrological activities and work though technical commissions, scientific and technical programs. WMO encourages the transfer of technology, cooperation and capacity-building. 

www.wmo.int.

Examples of PPCR investments include:

  • In Niger, US$110 million in PPCR financing will support sustainable land management, social protection, and pilot initiatives aimed at insuring crops against risks from climate variability and change.
  • In the Caribbean region, US$10 million in PPCR funding will enhance hydromet and climate information services, implement adaptation measures in key sectors, and synchronize the strategic programs for climate resilience of Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent, and the Grenadines. This will be supplemented with additional investments from the national programs.
  • In the Pacific region, US$10.6 million in PPCR funding will strengthen integration and implementation of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction measures in 14 Pacific island countries.
  • A majority of PPCR pilots are strengthening forecasting and weather data-analysis with a view to contribute to their overall resilience and reduced vulnerability. PPCR support to these efforts exceeds US$100 million.

Measuring Results and Learning

For PPCR country and program evaluation, performance data and progress reports, view the PPCR Monitoring and Reporting section.   For PPCR event summaries and learning resources, please visit the PPCR Pilot Country Meetings pages.

Climate Resilience Tools a Growing Key Theme

Resilient communities can anticipate potential shocks and disruptions from climate variability and change, including natural disasters. The PPCR also engages with the private sector and key stakeholders on projects. 

Multilateral Development Bank Focal Points:

MDB Focal Point
AfDB

Abdoulaye Dagamaissa, a.dagamaissa@afdb.org

ADB

Nessim J. Ahmad, Director, Envrionment and Safeguards, njahmad@adb.org

Cinzia Losenno, Senior Environment Specialist (Climate Change Adaptation). closenno@adb.org 

EBRD

Craig Davies, Senior Manager, Climate change Adaptation, DaviesC@ebrd.com

Marta Simonetti Whitford, Principal Manager, Donor Co-Financing, VP Policy, simonetm@ebrd.com

IDB

Alfred Grunwaldt, Climate Change Specialist, alfredg@iadb.org

Gerard Alleng, Climate Change Specialist, gerarda@iadb.org

IFC

Joyita Mukherjee, Sr. Operations Officer, jmukherjee1@ifc.org

Laura Gaensly, Operations Officer, lgaensly@ifc.org

Vladimir Stenek, Project Officer, vstenek@ifc.org

WB

Kanta Kumari Rigaud, Lead Environmental Specialist, kkumari@worldbank.org