National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (India)


  • Type Direct (National)
  • Date of accreditation 08 Jul 2015

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is a national financial institution in India with a total balance sheet of over US$ 40 billion. It has the mandate of promoting sustainable agriculture and rural development through innovative, sustainable and equitable agriculture and rural prosperity by providing financial and technical support. It has built partnerships with other national entities, financial institutions and non-governmental organizations in order to implement innovative ideas through loans, guarantees, blended finance and other structures in the areas of agriculture, natural resources management, fisheries, rural livelihood improvement, renewable energy and micro finance among others. Almost one-third of its cumulative disbursements are related to climate change adaptation and mitigation activities. NABARD sought accreditation to the GCF in order to continue implementing its climate change adaptation and mitigation projects and programmes, which are well aligned with the results areas of the GCF, particularly food and water security, forestry and landscape management, enhancing livelihoods and ecosystem services. Leveraging its long-standing partnerships and experience, NABARD intends to undertake low-emissions and climate-resilient sustainable development that reduces the impacts of climate change.

Accreditation timeline

Accreditation term 1

31 Aug 2017 - 30 Aug 2022

Accreditation date

08 Jul 2015

AMA execution date

27 Jul 2017

AMA effectiveness

31 Aug 2017

Term end date

30 Aug 2022

Accreditation term 2


Re-accreditation date

19 Oct 2022

AMA execution date

01 Nov 2023

AMA effectiveness


Term end date


Entity details

  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • Environmental and social risk category
    • Category C
    • Category B
    • Category A
    • Intermediation 3
    • Intermediation 2
    • Intermediation 1
  • Fiduciary standards
    • Basic
    • Project management
    • Grant award
    • On-lending/blending:
    • Loan
    • Equity
    • Guarantee
    • Blending




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