Extended Community Climate Change Project-Drought (ECCCP-Drought)

Extended Community Climate Change Project-Drought (ECCCP-Drought)

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 13 Jul 2023 at B.36
  • Est. completion 03 Oct 2027
  • ESS Category Category C

Bangladesh is experiencing an increasing frequency and intensity of drought in its flat and low-lying northwestern region (NWR), an important agricultural hub in the country. More than 60% of the population in the region are small, marginal farmers and agricultural labourers that will struggle economically as the window of the drought season keeps expanding. Many of the residents in the region already suffer from food and nutritional deficiency caused by the prolonged drought-periods that have been steadily increasing over the past 30 years.  

The objective of the ECCCP-Drought project is to make the NWR region of Bangladesh less vulnerable to climate change-induced drought while promoting the sustainable use of the region’s scarce water resources. The project achieves this by improving local institutional and technical capacities for the improvement of water planning and governance. In addition to this, the project will provide much needed infrastructure maintenance and provide more water access point for drinking purposes to reduce the burden of women in the region.

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Result areas

Project timeline


26 Sep 2019 - 1387 days

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

26 Sep 2019

Concept note received

25 Nov 2019

Funding proposal received

13 Jul 2023


13 Jul 2023 - 210 days

Approved by GCF Board

13 Jul 2023

Cleared by iTAP

14 Jul 2023

FAA executed

03 Oct 2023

Under implementation

07 Feb 2024 - 106 days so far

FAA effective

07 Feb 2024

To be completed

03 Oct 2027 - 1,230 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 financing17% disbursed

GrantUSD 24,957,990
Total GCF Financing
USD 24,957,990


Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 504,000
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 4,500,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 5,004,000

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Accredited Entity

Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (Bangladesh)
Mr. Md. Fazlul Kader

Deputy Managing Director
Dr. Fazle Rabbi Sadeque Ahmed

Project Coordinator
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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

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GCF signs six new project agreements after 36th Board meeting

24 Jul 2023 / Six project agreements for climate action were signed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and its partners on the margins of GCF’s 36th Board meeting (10-13 July 2023), a record number for the Fund. Out of 12 projects formally approved at GCF’s 36th Board meeting, six project agreements, or Funding Activity Agreements (FAAs), have been signed just days later, demonstrating the Fund’s increasing speed in moving projects from approval to implementation on the ground.