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It is crucial that developing countries are able to effectively access and deploy resources from the Green Climate Fund. That is why the Fund provides early support for readiness and preparatory activities to enhance country ownership and access. This "country readiness" funding is a dedicated and cross-cutting programme that maximizes the effectiveness of the Fund by empowering developing countries. Activities supported through readiness are not one-off measures, but part of an ongoing process to strengthen a country’s engagement with the Fund.

About Readiness Support About Readiness Support

About readiness support

The GCF Readiness Programme is a funding programme to enhance country ownership and access to the Fund. The Programme provides resources for strengthening the institutional capacities of National Designated Authorities (NDA) or Focal Points and direct access entities to efficiently engage with the Fund. Resources may be provided in the form of grants or technical assistance.

All developing countries can access the GCF Readiness Programme, and the Fund aims for a floor of 50 percent of the readiness support allocation to particularly vulnerable countries, including least developed countries (LDCs), small island developing States (SIDS), and African States.

The Readiness Programme provides:
  • Up to USD 1 million per country per year. Of this amount, NDAs or Focal Points may request up to USD 300,000 per year to help establish or strengthen a NDA or focal point to deliver on the Fund’s requirements.
  • Up to USD 3 million per country for the formulation of adaptation plans.

Within these specific funding caps, countries may submit multiple proposals over multiple years, to best meet the needs of the country over time. Multiple proposals may be implemented by direct access entities, international accredited entities and/or delivery partners, to best address comparative areas of expertise and opportunities. This applies to all readiness activities, including adaptation planning.

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Tools to access readiness

In addition to GCF 101, a Readiness Guidebook is available to provide information on how to access funding under the Readiness Programme, including a step-by-step overview of the application process.
Please use these forms in the GCF Library to submit your Readiness Support Proposal.

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GCF Country Programming
Readiness and Preparatory Support
+82.32.458.6010 (Korea Standard Time)