For Interested Institutional and Associate Members

All members and associate members of the NDC Partnership are eligible to support countries through the CAEP with their own resources or by applying for funding from the Technical Assistance Fund, if needed.

Country requests for support under Round 2 were circulated to institutional and associate members of the Partnership on 6 December 2019 and the deadline to respond is 14 February 2020.

There are three options for partners to respond to specific support requests from countries:

  • Option 1: With resources from existing programs.
  • Option 2: With co-financing from the Technical Assistance Fund.
  • Option 3: With full financing from the Technical Assistance Fund.

Partners are encouraged to consider the following criteria when evaluating and prioritizing responses to country requests:

  • Evidence that the revised NDC will result in a significant positive impact on greenhouse gas emissions or significantly improve the resilience of vulnerable populations.
  • Existence of mid/long-term sectoral or development strategies, or 2050 pathway, and plans for aligning the revised NDC with these.
  • Analysis of costs and benefits using the government’s macro-economic modeling or other relevant methodologies, models, or data.
  • Grounded in high-quality data and accompanied by SMART targets, data, and a monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) system.
  • Statement of ongoing collaboration with the NDC Partnership, based on the Country Engagement Strategy.

If overall requests exceed available resources, priority will be given to responses from implementing partners, including by clustering requests, that result in:

  • A balance between support for mitigation- and adaptation-related activities, as well as regional distribution.
  • Lowest total overhead cost, taking into account costs of both the implementing partner and World Resources Institute as manager of the Technical Assistance Fund.
  • Additional resources beyond the Technical Assistance Fund leveraged through the proposal.

In cases where no favorable response is received from partners to address a country request, the Support Unit will have the option to procure consultancy services, embedded advisors, or facilitators using Technical Assistance Fund resources to fill these gaps in support.

The Support Unit will consolidate expressions of interest by partners. The Support Unit will also coordinate with governments requesting support and partners to define the scope of interventions, specific deliverables, and divisions of labor. A series of coordination calls will be set up to assist partners through the process.

A Resources page with Frequently Asked Questions is available for further information. Inquiries can be sent to

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