Improving the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change related impacts in Viet Nam

Improving the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change related impacts in Viet Nam

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 30 Jun 2016 at B.13
  • Est. completion 11 Jul 2022
  • ESS Category Category B

Strengthening storm and flood protection for coastal communities in Viet Nam through resilient housing, planting and rehabilitation of mangrove forests, and systematized climate risk assessments for the public and private sectors.

Impoverished coastal communities in Viet Nam are impacted by frequent flooding and storms, with 60,000 houses damaged or destroyed each year causing huge economic impacts. The rural poor are at especially high risk given their reliance on natural resources for their livelihoods, particularly in agriculture and fisheries.

More resilient housing will be created through incorporating storm and flood resilient design features in new houses to benefit up to 20,000 people who are exposed to high risk from adverse weather events. In order to create storm surge buffers, 4,000 hectares of mangroves will be planted and rehabilitated, which will also create sustainable ecosystem resources to support coastal livelihoods. The project will also develop systematized climate and economic risk assessments for private and public sector application in all 28 coastal provinces of Viet Nam.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 5 years.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


24 Jun 2015 - 373 days

Concept note received

24 Jun 2015

Funding proposal received

28 Jul 2015


30 Jun 2016 - 377 days

Approved by GCF Board

30 Jun 2016

Cleared by iTAP

30 Jun 2016

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

27 Sep 2016

FAA executed

08 Jun 2017

Under implementation

11 Jul 2017 - 1,562 days so far

FAA effective

11 Jul 2017

Disbursement - USD 3,491,400

14 Sep 2017

Annual Performance Report

23 Mar 2018

Disbursement - USD 8,422,400

12 Sep 2018

Annual Performance Report

01 Mar 2019

Disbursement - USD 8,326,600

04 Mar 2020

Disbursement - USD 5,882,600

14 Apr 2021


11 Jul 2022 - 265 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing88% disbursed

GrantUSD 29,523,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 29,523,000


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 9,406,625
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 1,600,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 11,006,625

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Accredited Entity

United Nations Development Programme
Mr. Pradeep Kurukulasuriya
Executive Coordinator and Director, Global Environment Finance
304 East 45th Street, FF-9th Floor, New York, NY, United States
Phone +1 (212) 906-5884
Mr. Robin Merlier
Environmental Policy Specialist Global Environmental Finance, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS)/Global Policy Network
Phone +1 2129065842
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National Designated Authority

Viet Nam
Ministry of Planning and Investment
Dr. Le Viet Anh
Director General, Department of Science, Education, Natural Resources and Environment
6B Hoang Dieu Street, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Phone +84 804432
Ms. Nguyen Thi Dieu Trinh
Deputy Director General
Phone +84 8043310

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