Supporting Climate Resilience and Transformational Change in the Agriculture Sector in Bhutan

Supporting Climate Resilience and Transformational Change in the Agriculture Sector in Bhutan

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 08 Jul 2019 at B.23
  • Est. completion 07 Nov 2025
  • ESS Category Category B

Supporting Climate Resilience and Transformational Change in the Agriculture Sector in Bhutan

Addressing climate change challenges and enhancing the resilience of smallholder farmers in eight districts of Bhutan through integrated climate-resilient agriculture. 

As a landlocked and mountainous Least Developed Country, Bhutan is highly vulnerable to climate change – with statistically significant increases recorded in both the length of the dry season and indices of extremes in daily rainfall.

This project will promote climate resilient agricultural practices, integrate climate change risk data into water and land management to support smallholders, and reduce the risk and impact of climate change-induced landslides during extreme events that disrupt market access. The project will be implemented with the Kingdom of Bhutan acting through its Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) as the executing entity.

This project has an estimated lifespan of 26 years.

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


28 Jan 2016 - 1258 days

Concept note received

28 Jan 2016

Funding proposal received

01 Apr 2017

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

01 Aug 2018

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

29 Nov 2018

Cleared by iTAP

14 Jun 2019


08 Jul 2019 - 123 days

Approved by GCF Board

08 Jul 2019

FAA executed

27 Sep 2019

Under implementation

07 Nov 2019 - 1,622 days so far

FAA effective

07 Nov 2019

Disbursement - USD 3,096,334

05 Feb 2020

Disbursement - USD 4,743,094

25 Mar 2021

Disbursement - USD 4,900,450

09 Mar 2022

Disbursement - USD 4,620,511

14 Feb 2023

Disbursement - USD 4,197,534

31 Jan 2024

To be completed

07 Nov 2025 - 572 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 financing85% disbursed

GrantUSD 25,347,194
Total GCF Financing
USD 25,347,194


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 1,990,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 968,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 242,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 19,866,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 9,052,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 550,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 32,668,000

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GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
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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

Department of Macro-fiscal and Development Finance (DMDF), Ministry of Finance
Mr. Tshering Dorji Primary
Post Box 127, Tashichhodzong, Thimphu,, Thimphu, Bhutan
Phone +975 17600755
Mr. Namgyel Dorjee Operational focal point
Chief, Development Coordination and Debt Management Division (DCDMD), DMDF, Ministry of Finance
Mr. Dhendrup Tshering Operational focal point
GCF Focal Officer, DCDMD, DMDF, Ministry of Finance