This is a critical time in the evolution of both international and national responses to climate change, with much policy attention focused on defining the parameters of climate finance and its effective delivery.
As yet, both the international community and developing country governments do not have good ways of measuring public and private climate finance flows, or of promoting effective practice in the delivery of financial support for climate change-related actions. This project will address both of these constraints by working on two complementary outcome areas:
Outcome 1: More effective management and use of climate finance by developing countries
Essential to the delivery of climate finance is consideration of the developmental impact of this new type of finance. This project will work on national delivery within the East African region to help place national policy positions on climate and development finance on a sound empirical basis.
Country-level engagement has begun with the implementation of a set of country case studies in Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia
Outcome 2: More effective transnational finance for climate action in developing countries
The project will also seek to understand and assess the effectiveness of the different approaches being taken by developed countries to deliver public climate finance flows. It will analyse bilateral contributions to international climate finance and examine the important efforts which countries are making under circumstances of fiscal austerity.
The project will identify and recommending good practice which strengthens reporting frameworks, highlight trends across countries, and foster more informed discussion and debate on how best to deliver scarce public climate finance resources.
Head of Programme
Head of Programme - Climate and Energy Programme
Senior Research Officer
Research Officer - Climate Finance
Senior Research Fellow