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Unidad Para el Cambio Rural (Unit for Rural Change) of Argentina
Headquartered in: Argentina
Av. Belgrano 456
Buenos Aires C1092AAR Tel: +54 11 4349 1301 Fax: +54 11 4349 1301
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.

entity profile

  • Entity Type:
    • direct (national)
    • direct (regional)
    • international
  • Size:
    • micro
    • small
    • medium
    • large
  • Fiduciary Standards:
    • basic
    • project mgt
    • grant award
    • on-lending/blending
  • Environmental and Social Risk Category:
    • Category C
    • Category B
    • Category A


Primary Contact
Mr. Mario Nanclares Head of the Environmental and Social Unit
  • Tel +54 11 4349 4659
  • Email
Document title
Published date
ESS report FP057 - UCAR - Argentina 12 Sep 2017
Accreditation Master Agreement UCAR 03 Nov 2016
UCAR - GCF Board Decision on Accreditation - B.12 29 Jul 2016
Accredited Entity nomination UCAR - Argentina 17 Jun 2016
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