Least Developed Countries Fund – Institutional Support 2011-2016

Reporting Organization:Least Developed Countries Fund
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 20,000,000
Timeframe: March 14, 2011 - December 30, 2016
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Least Developed Countries Fund

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Region - Total Budget Allocation

Sub-Saharan Africa - $ 11,634,000.00 (58.17%)

Southeast Asia - $ 2,106,000.00 (10.53%)

South Asia - $ 1,724,000.00 (8.62%)

North Africa - $ 1,566,000.00 (7.83%)

East Asia - $ 1,532,000.00 (7.66%)

Central Asia - $ 956,000.00 (4.78%)

South America - $ 334,000.00 (1.67%)

Central America - $ 146,000.00 (0.73%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Environment & Climate Change (87.60 %)

Food Security & Agriculture (5.40 %)

Disaster Risk Reduction & Early Recovery (4.20 %)

WASH (2.00 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (0.80 %)

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CIDA’s contribution to the Least Developed Countries Fund for Adaptation to Climate Change (LDCF) aims to support least developed countries (LDCs) to increase resilience to the impacts of climate change through both immediate and longer-term adaptation measures in development policies, plans, programs, projects and actions. Amongst other activities, the fund mainly provides support for the preparation of National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) and for the implementation of NAPA priorities in LDCs. In the recent revised programming Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change for 2010-2013, the Fund is now scaling up its programmatic approach to increase the resilience of vulnerable countries in: (i) climate-resilient development, (ii) implementing Adaptation Action, and (iii) estimating costs of Adaptation to Climate Change. The LDCF is mandated under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Operating under the Global Environment Facility (GEF), it addresses the needs of the 49 LDCs that are especially vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: 5,415,714
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51 Least developed countries assisted
1 Training
1,186,398 Hectares of land brought
82 National policies/frameworks strengthened
32 countries with improved access to climate information
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of June 2016 include: the Fund assisted 51 least developed countries in the preparation and implementation of their National Adaptation Programs of Action to identify and address immediate needs to adapt to climate change. Of the 79 projects under implementation or completed, results achieved include: (1) 5,035,697 people directly benefited from reduced vulnerability to climate change; (2) 380,017 people were trained in various aspects of climate change adaptation; (3) 1,186,398 hectares of land were brought under more resilient management; (4) 82 national policies, plans or frameworks in 15 least developed countries were strengthened or developed to better address climate change risks and adaptation; and (5) access to climate information services was expanded in 32 least developed countries.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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