Climate Resilient Infrastructure Mainstreaming (CRIM)

Climate Resilient Infrastructure Mainstreaming (CRIM)

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 05 Nov 2015 at B.11
  • Est. completion 15 Mar 2024
  • ESS Category Category B

Providing cyclone shelters and safeguarding critical road access to protect lives in a rural coastal region of Bangladesh. Developing urban infrastructure and safeguarding vulnerable city-dwellers from climate risk. Establishing a national centre of excellence for climate resilience infrastructure, to inform and guide future infrastructure development throughout the country.

Bangladesh is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate risk, notably to cyclones and floods. Coastal districts are particularly at risk from extreme weather, a risk which will be exacerbated by climate change impacts such as increased seasonal variation, higher precipitation levels, and rising sea levels. Three of the country’s most vulnerable and poor coastal districts are targeted by the project: Bhola, Barguna, and Satkhira.

The project establishes a national centre of excellence to gather, develop, and share climate resilience infrastructure knowledge. Rural infrastructure development will be supported by constructing 45 new cyclone shelters and renovating 20 existing shelters. The shelters built under this project will be used as primary schools in normal times, providing 45 additional schools and helping educate 18,590 children. The improvement of 80 km of critical access roads to the rural shelters will also be undertaken, to safeguard access during extreme weather and enhance the adaptive capacities of local communities.

Pilot climate-resilient urban infrastructure projects will also be undertaken in the city of Satkhira. Urban projects may include improvements to drainage, flood protection, sanitation, water supply, and transport, with priority given to the most vulnerable such as the inhabitants of city slums.

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


17 May 2015 - 173 days

Concept note received

17 May 2015

Funding proposal received

03 Aug 2015


05 Nov 2015 - 862 days

Approved by GCF Board

05 Nov 2015

Cleared by iTAP

05 Nov 2015

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

26 Feb 2016

FAA executed

13 Nov 2017

Under implementation

15 Mar 2018 - 2,264 days so far

FAA effective

15 Mar 2018

Disbursement - USD 150,000

16 Oct 2018

Disbursement - USD 2,830,000

08 May 2020

Disbursement - USD 1,906,000

10 Nov 2022

To be completed

15 Mar 2024 - -71 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

One priority group

  • Least Developed Countries
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing12% disbursed

GrantUSD 40,000,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 40,000,000


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 15,912,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 25,089,500
Total Co-Financing
USD 41,001,500

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National Designated Authority

Economic Relations Division (ERD), Ministry of Finance
Mr. Md. Shahriar Kader Siddiky Primary
Block No. 8, Room No. 3 & 4, Shere-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Phone +88-02-222216701