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.
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 aims to strengthen the resilience of poor and vulnerable people in ADB's participating developing member countries (DMCs) to the impacts of climate change, with the following objectives:
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 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.
Established in August 2021, the CRFPF provides technical assistance and grant support to ADB's developing member countries in scaling 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.
A partnership-based approach drives the implementation of the CRFPF and aims to unlock climate adaptation finance and knowledge to respond to the needs of poor and vulnerable communities. Working closely with a wide set of stakeholders—national and local governments, local civil society organizations, policy research organizations, think tanks and academia, the private sector, and national and international financial institutions—will be critical to ensuring that resilience solutions have local political traction, are just, and inspire further actions in the region and globally.
|International Institute for Environment and Development||action research and knowledge management|
|Huairou Commission||community capacity building and knowledge management|
|Agence Française de Développement||EUR 2.0 million|
|Nordic Development Fund||EUR 6.0 million|
|United Kingdom||GBP 45 million|
The Community Resilience Partnership Program Trust Fund (CRPPTF) is a multi-donor trust fund under the CRFPF that aims to provide technical assistance and grant resources to scale up climate adaptation solutions at the community level.
The CRPPTF will support three outputs:
All DMCs are eligible for support from the fund, however priority may be given based on financing partner priorities. Currently, priority DMCs are Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Nepal.
The UK, Nordic Development Fund, and Agence Française de Développement are the first contributors to the fund.
The CRPPTF includes a dedicated gender window with funds earmarked specifically for supporting women-focused investments.
Focusing on women means prioritizing investment projects where the primary stakeholders are women throughout the project cycle, from planning, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
The gender window will:
Outside of the “gender window” all other activities will also integrate gender and include gender specific designs.