Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund (BCCRF)
Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
The objective of the Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund (BCCRF) is to support the implementation of the Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (BCCSAP) 2009. BCCSAP 2009 has identified six main pillars:
(i) Food security, social protection and health;
(ii) Comprehensive disaster management;
(iv) Research and knowledge management;
(v) Mitigation and low carbon development;
(vi) Capacity building and institutional strengthening.
The BCCRF finances activities designed to achieve the BCCSAP’s goals and support one or more of the BCCSAP’s pillars. The BCCRF Implementation Manual summarizes the policies and practices for the implementation of BCCRF and offers guidance on accessing, utilizing and accounting for the BCCRF resources in order to implement projects that support the six pillars above. The Grant Request page contains further information on requirements and procedures involved in obtaining BCCRF grants.
The Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund (BCCRF) grant process has three phases –
Project preparation: Includes initial design, detailed preparation, appraisal, grant approval, and declaration of effectiveness of the grant from the BCCRF. The grant preparation cycle is expected to be completed in less than one year. It is desirable therefore, that projects submitted for funding under the BCCRF are at an advanced stage of preparation and design in order to accelerate the process.
Project implementation: The implementation responsibilities are typically delegated to a project management group referred to as the Project Implementation Unit (PIU). Every six months a World Bank team with members of the Secretariat would undertake regular implementation support mission to review implementation progress. Also, a joint GoB-World Bank mid-term review would be conducted with the participation of all stakeholders. The recipient of the fund will comply with the World Bank’s procurement and financial management guidelines.
Project closing and evaluation: The official project Closing Date will be specified in the Grant Agreement. By such date, all goods, works, and services should be rendered so that the project activities are complete. An outline of an Implementation Completion Report (ICR) is agreed as the project completion date nears. Both the GOB and the Bank prepare reports and exchange their lessons learned and recommendations from their perspectives. The report details the implementation experience on all aspects of the project, addresses sustainability and documents results achieved and lessons learned.
Fill in grant request template here: http://bccrf-bd.org/Documents/doc/Grant%20Request%20template.doc
Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund (BCCRF) has a two tier governance system: A Governing Council which provides overall strategic direction and guidance to BCCRF and ensures its alignment with the Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (BCCSAP). The Management Committee is responsible for the work program, ensuring that the BCCRF is implemented in line with the agreed implementation manual; and considers Grant Requests submitted by various line ministries and other eligible institutions.
Both the Governing Council and the Management Committee are chaired by the Government and includes representatives from line ministries, development partners and civil society.
As a start, the World Bank has been providing support to the day-to-day operations of the BCCRF. However, this responsibility is gradually going to transition to a Secretariat that will be established at the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF). The World Bank will work closely with the MoEF to build the capacity of the Secretariat. The Secretariat will be responsible for providing support to the Governing Council and Management Committee, provide advocacy, communication and coordination support to all agencies that are implementing BCCRF activities.
The Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund (BCCRF) will finance any activity designed to achieve the goals of the Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (BCCSAP). Any activity that supports one or more pillars of the BCCSAP will be eligible for funding by the fund. Details of the six pillars can be found here: https://www.bccrf-bd.org/GrantProcessPage.html
The World Bank Office
Plot No. E-32
Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar
Ministry of Environment and Forests
Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh
Building no. 6, Bangladesh Secretariat
Contact form: https://www.bccrf-bd.org/Contact-us.html