Adaptation Fund - Technical Assistance (TA) Grant

The Adaptation Fund was established to finance concrete adaptation projects and programs in developing countries that are parties to the Kyoto Protocol and are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. These grants are aimed at strengthening the capacity of National Implementing Entities in the areas of environmental, social and gender risk management as they design, develop and implement concrete adaptation projects and programs. The Fund's Environmental and Social Policy (ESP), with its 15 principles, and the Gender Policy, serve as frameworks for mitigating these types of environmental and social as well as gender related issues that may need to be considered. The grants are meant to help National Implementing Entities (NIEs) tap into external (international or national) expertise in the form of short-term consultant assignments.

There are two types of grants for technical assistance: The Technical
Assistance Grant for the Environmental and Social Policy and Gender Policy
(TA-ESGP) and the Technical Assistance Grant for the Gender Policy (TA-GP).

This initiative is part of the Adaptation Fund.

Support provider 
Adaptation Fund
Purpose of support 
Scoping and project preparation
Creating enabling environments and building institutional capacity
Steps to access  

TA-ESGP and TA-GP grants for 2018 are now closed and the Adaptation Fund is currently not accepting applications. Check this webpage for updates. Accredited National Implementing Entities (NIEs) are eligible to submit a request for a Technical Assistance Grant. However, funding will only be reserved for a readiness grant after the approval of a grant proposal/project document.

Project Proposal Submission
Secretariat's Screening
Project/Program Review Committee (PPRC) Review
Climate objective 
Sectors and themes 
Agriculture, Ecosystem adaptation, Energy efficiency, Industry and Infrastructure, Renewable Energy, Rural, Transportation, Urban, Waste management, Oceans and Coastal Resources, Disaster risk reduction, Gender, Jobs and Livelihoods, Water
Type of support provider 
Type of recipient 
Public entity at the national level, Public entity at the sub-national level, Public entity at the regional level, Private sector, Non-profit or civil society organization, Community-level organization, International organization, Other
Fund size 

The Adaptation Fund is USD 476 million. The TA Grant is drawn directly from this pool.

Co-financing required 
Application timeframe 

Assistance Grants (TA-ESGP and TA-GP) for 2018 are now closed and the
Adaptation Fund is currently not accepting applications Check this webpage for updates.

Trustee or administrator 
World Bank
Contact information
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