Resilient Landscapes and Livelihoods Project

Resilient Landscapes and Livelihoods Project

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 21 Aug 2020 at B.26
  • Est. completion 04 Nov 2026
  • ESS Category Category B

Land degradation in Ethiopia has proceeded at an alarming rate and will be increasingly aggravated by climate change. Conservative estimates suggest climate change will reduce agricultural crop productivity in Ethiopia by 5 to 10 percent by 2030.

This project is designed to improve climate resilience, land productivity and carbon storage, while also increasing access to diversified livelihood activities in selected vulnerable rural watersheds of Ethiopia. While scaling up existing initiatives with demonstrated climate value and co-benefits, it will also pilot innovations including inclusive, bottom-up decision making with rural communities. Proposed interventions include targeting rural livelihood productivity and resilience through sustainable land management, low-emission resilient agriculture practices, and enhanced land tenure. This initiative will contribute to removing barriers to women's ownership and control over assets. 

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


27 Feb 2018 - 907 days

Concept note received

27 Feb 2018

Funding proposal received

25 Jun 2018

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

01 Apr 2020

Cleared by iTAP

19 Aug 2020


21 Aug 2020 - 441 days

Approved by GCF Board

21 Aug 2020

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

13 Apr 2021

FAA executed

08 Oct 2021

Under implementation

04 Nov 2021 - 956 days so far

FAA effective

04 Nov 2021

Disbursement - USD 19,354,445

06 Feb 2023

Disbursement - USD 35,724,751

06 Feb 2023

To be completed

04 Nov 2026 - 871 days to go

One region

  • Africa

One country

Two priority groups

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

GCF financing33% disbursed

LoanUSD 107,174,255
GrantUSD 58,063,337
Total GCF Financing
USD 165,237,592


Co-FinancingLoanUSD 100,000,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 19,000,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 13,000,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 132,000,000

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Accredited Entity

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and International Development Association
Mr. Zhihong Zhang

Senior Carbon Finance Specialist
The World Bank 1818 H Street, NW MSN MC3-309 Washington DC 20433 USA, Washington, United States
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National Designated Authority

Ministry of Planning and Development
Mr Abas Ali Primary
Director, Economic Analysis and Policy
Gulele Sub-city, Woreda 1, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone +251 91 154 4526