Climate Finance Readiness Programme

German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

The Climate Finance Readiness programme (CF Ready) supports partner countries in accessing international funds and making effective use of climate finance. CF Ready does not provide countries with direct funding, but rather supports them in accessing financial resources through the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and other climate funds and their identifying the best use for the financial resources.

Open to Applications: 
Application Time Frame: 

Not specified.

Climate Objective: 
Administrator Type: 
National Government Entity
Financial Instruments Offered: 
Not Applicable
Direct Access: 
Fund Size: 

GIZ: EUR 15.1 million (2012-2018)

Financing Award: 
Not Applicable
Not applicable.
Implementing Entity: 

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), USAID, and KfW Development Bank.

Steps to Access & Application Procedure: 

As a global project, the CF Ready programme provides long-term support in twelve selected countries and in the Caribbean region. The measures to be carried out are agreed with the partner country, depending on the specific challenges they face.
To view methods and instruments in the Climate Finance Readiness Programme, and to access help:
and email: CF-Ready Team:

Organizational and Decision Making Structure: 

The programme is implemented jointly by KfW Development Bank and GIZ. Since 2014, GIZ has also received financial support for the programme from USAID and the Ministry for Environment of the Czech Republic.

The programme cooperates closely with the secretariats of major climate funds such as the GCF and the Adaptation Fund. It currently operates in fifteen countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Grenada, Jamaica, Morocco, Namibia, Peru, South Africa, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Viet Nam and Zambia.

Monitoring and Reporting Procedures: 

The project is subject to international reporting processes as the OECD/DAC-criteria or the indicator and monitoring framework for the SDGs, according to which implementing entities report to the German government. Furthermore, the performance of German development cooperation is evaluated independently by the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval).

Co-financing Requirements (if applicable): 

Not applicable.

Other Eligibility Criteria Beyond Geography and Income: 

Not specified.

Contact Information

Registered office:
Bonn and Eschborn, Germany
Climate Finance Readiness Programme
Friedriche Ebert Allee 40
53113 Bonn
T +49 228 44600

Last Updated: 
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Sectors & Topics: 
Climate Change / General
Eligible Countries and Geographic Regions: 
Active in Countries: 
South Africa
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia