Unidad Para el Cambio Rural


  • Type Direct (National)
  • Date of accreditation 07 Mar 2016

The Unidad Para el Cambio Rural (Unit for Rural Change, UCAR) is a national entity located in Argentina, specifically a government agency within a ministry, which is responsible for implementing environmental and social (E&S) sustainable projects financed totally or partially by external resources at the national and provincial levels. UCAR offers a wide variety of public investments in rural services and infrastructure through grants, concessional loans and guarantees. UCAR, in partnership with national stakeholders, has a strategy in place to support national sustainable development and growth, particularly in the forestry, agriculture, sugar industry, fisheries, aquaculture, training and innovation sectors. UCAR recently has a climate change project portfolio worth more than US$ 467.5 million: taking into account programmes related to increasing adaptive capacities, the portfolio of UCAR is worth over US$ 1.3 billion. Accreditation to the GCF provides an opportunity for UCAR to: incorporate a climate change focus into all of its projects/programmes; further develop adaptation projects in its existing programmes; work on maximizing the impact of the funds; and continue to incorporate gender-focused E&S benefits into projects/programmes.

  • 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


News & Stories

Tackling adversity with diversity key to climate response, says GCF workshop participant

31 May 2017 / One of the best ways to deal with recurring droughts and floods in Argentina is to diversify land management, a government agency representative said at a recent GCF workshop.


Mr. Mario Nanclares
Head of the Environmental and Social Unit
Av. Belgrano 456, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone +54 11 4349 4659