Dutch Fund for Climate and Development

The Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) focuses on several high impact investment themes, including climate-resilient water systems, water management and freshwater ecosystems, forestry, climate-smart agriculture, and restoration of ecosystems to protect the environment. The fund is structured with three separate but operationally linked facilities, each with a specific role across the project lifecycle.

Investments made by the consortium parties will seek to improve the wellbeing, economic prospects and livelihoods of vulnerable groups – particularly women and children – and, enhance the health of critical ecosystems – from water basins to rivers, tropical rainforests, marshland and mangroves. The consortium’s activities will also help protect communities and cities from the increasing frequency of extreme weather events and benefit depleting biodiversity in areas that provide people with water, food, medicine and economic opportunity. The DFCD will seek to cooperate with diverse stakeholders, including the private sector, to deliver resources and mobilize funding for climate resiliency. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made available €160 million to increase the resilience of communities and ecosystems most vulnerable to climate change.

Support provider 
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Purpose of support 
Scoping and project preparation
Project and program implementation
Information on how to...

Understand the steps to access
Access national readiness and preparatory support
Involve the private sector
Climate objective 
Adaptation, Mitigation, Cross-cutting
Sectors and themes 
Agriculture, Disaster risk reduction, Ecosystem adaptation, Forestry and Land-Use, Gender, Industry and Infrastructure, Jobs and Livelihoods, Oceans and Coastal Resources, Poverty, Rural, Waste management, 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
Fund size 

€160 million

Trustee or administrator 
Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V.
Contact information 
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