Climate Services for Resilient Development Partnership

Climate Objective
Sectors and Themes
Disaster Risk Reduction
Industry and Infrastructure
Nature-based Solutions and Ecosystem Services
Oceans and Coasts
Rural Development
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
Fund Size

USD 34 million from USAID, UK Government, Inter-American Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Esri, Google, American Red Cross, and Skoll Global Threats Fund.

Co-financing Requirement
Trustee or Administrator
US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Contact Information
East Asia and Pacific
Europe and Central Asia
Middle East and North Africa
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa

The public-private partnership, Climate Services for Resilient Development, assists developing nations in building resilience against the impacts of climate change. Climate Services for Resilient Development, will provide needed climate services – including actionable science, data, information, tools, and training – to developing countries that are working to strengthen their national resilience to the impacts of climate change. The Climate Services for Resilient Development aims to develop new tools, services, and approaches that bridge technology and organizational gaps in order to strengthen climate resilience to populations around the world.

Purpose of Support
Strengthening enabling environments and stakeholder capacity
Prepare Proposals, Projects and Pipelines
Funding Type
Monitoring and Reporting Procedures

Evaluation is an important focus of the CSRD's knowledge-building agenda. CSRD will support the development of appropriate evaluative frameworks, as well as outcome-oriented metrics of success, across all dimensions of climate services design and development.

Organizational and Decision Making Structure

Public and Private Partnership, where through consultations with a broad array of experts, governments, multilateral organizations, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations, with USAID as the secretariat.

Eligible Countries

All developing countries are eligible. CSRD aims to build local capacity within an initial three focus countries: Colombia, Ethiopia, and Bangladesh.

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CSRD will take several steps to help create effective solution spaces in its in-country climate services development projects::

  1. Program scoping—a consultative process with government and other key actors in each setting—will emphasize problem identification, recognizing that useful services must target specific problems.
  2. CSRD will promote establishing a platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration associated with each service initiative. Whether taking the form of an interagency working group or other mechanism, this platform will bring appropriate stakeholders together to design, develop, operate, utilize, and evaluate the service in practice, supported by international partners.
  3. CSRD will seek out productive partnership opportunities with organizations that have programs and activities that are relevant to the CSRD initiative. CSRD will work to involve these organizations as partners, finding synergies and avoiding duplication of efforts, to the benefit of all parties.