1 November, 2013

Options for resource allocation in the Green Climate Fund: possible allocation principles and criteria – adaptation


Ian Noble

The Green Climate Fund's resource allocation framework will have to provide agreed principles and criteria for making transparent how decisions are taken on what will be financed, while at the same time taking into account the guiding principles of the governing instrument.

The allocation framework described in this paper is based on the assumption that the allocation decisions with regard to concrete proposals are taken within the GCF based on agreed principles, priorities and criteria. This should inspire confidence on the donor side enabling ambitious funding commitments, and confidence in host countries that the fund can make a difference and promote the envisaged paradigm shift.

The paper has been drafted as part of a compilation of background papers on possible options for resource allocation in the Green Climate Fund.