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Community Resilience Financing Partnership Facility (CRFPF)

The CRFPF is an initiative to support countries in Asia and the Pacific region to scale up community-level investments in climate adaptation, explicitly seeking to build the resilience of poor and vulnerable communities to the negative impacts of climate change.

Community Resilience Financing Partnership Facility

Asia and the Pacific region needs to scale up investments in climate adaptation at the community level.

Climate and poverty nexus. Poor and vulnerable communities are disproportionately affected by climate shocks and stresses, thereby requiring explicit investments that build resilience of the poor.

Targeted support for women and girls. Women and girls are impacted differently compared to men and boys due to pre-existing gender inequalities, and thus require targeted support that promotes their empowerment in climate resilience actions.

The COVID-19 pandemic and underlying vulnerabilities. The COVID-19 crisis has reinforced inequalities, with a disproportionate impact on the poor, thereby highlighting the need for having resilience-building at the center of the COVID-19 recovery.

Climate finance for poor communities. Implementing climate adaptation measures at the local level requires financial resources that is patient and long-term and directly respond to local needs, yet limited climate adaptation finance is currently reaching the local level.

Addressing the above challenges will require scaling up adaptation investments that are locally led, yet delivered at scale, and build resilience by addressing underlying drivers of vulnerability.

The CRFPF Key Priorities

The CRFPF aims at achieving an outcome of strengthening resilience of poor and vulnerable people in participating DMCs to the impacts of climate change. It has identified the following three objectives to achieve the outcome:

Mobilizing large-scale public investments in poverty reduction that support community-led adaptation.

Developing national and local policies, plans, and programs that promote financing for community-led adaptation.

Increasing the meaningful participation of poor women and men in resilience-related decision-making.

Examples of the types of large-scale public investments that will be mobilized to support community-led adaptation: adaptive social protection, technical and vocational education and training for climate-resilient skill development, strengthening of early warning for public health systems in a changing climate, ecosystem-based adaptation in urban informal settlements, resilient community driven infrastructure for the urban poor, climate-resilient social housing, climate-resilient rural livelihoods, and climate risk-informed decentralization.

How will the CRFPF provide support?

Established in August 2021, the CRFPF provides technical assistance and grant support to ADB's development member countries in Asia and the Pacific region to scale up climate adaptation investments that explicitly address the nexus between climate, gender and poverty. The CRFPF is designed for implementation over a 10-year period, providing a long-term commitment for building resilience.

Knowledge and Support

  • Applied research studies on the poverty and climate nexus
  • Policy dialogues to strengthen the enabling environment on community-led adaptation
  • Capacity building of national and local institutions, and community-based organizations to access climate finance
  • Strengthening partnerships between local governments and grassroots women's organizations to implement community-led adaptation measures

Project Preparation

  • Project preparation for pro-poor investments that promote community-led adaptation
  • Capacity building of national and local institutions to identify, develop and implement community-led adaptation measures as part of poverty reduction investments


  • Pilots as part of ADB financed investment projects to demonstrate innovative approaches and/or solutions for implementing community-led adaptation measures
  • Small grants to grassroots women’s organizations to test innovative ideas on building local resilience


CRFPF Focals

Arghya SINHA ROY (Mr)Principal Climate Change SpecialistSustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC)
Sugar GONZALES (Ms)Climate Change Officer (Adaptation)Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC)

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