The use of a programmatic approach is often cited as a distinct feature and comparative advantage of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). The CIF is the only climate fund to date to prioritize a programmatic approach as its primary model of delivery.
Under the CIF’s Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), the programmatic approach provided an opportunity to several countries most vulnerable to climate change to create an enabling environment and improve capacity of institutions to mainstream adaptation into national planning, sectoral strategies and project investments. This in turn enabled or reinforced some of the dimensions of transformational change—relevance, scaling, systemic change, and sustainability.
The overall objective of this session is to allow panelists and participants, using their country context and experience, to discuss the merits and challenges in implementing the programmatic approach to deliver systemic impacts and build resilience.
Specifically, the session aims to discuss the following key questions:
The presentation and discussion during the session hopes to offer useful insights on how a programmatic approach—through country-led process, broad stakeholder engagement, and long-term and strategic arrangement of linked investment projects and activities aimed at achieving large-scale impacts—can spur transformation and lead countries to a climate-resilient development path. It will establish a clear linkage on how the experience and knowledge in the PPCR process can be useful for the countries to facilitate formulation and implementation of the NAPs.