The Adaptation Fund was created under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The fund is designed to finance climate change adaptation projects and programs based on the priorities of eligible developing countries.
Advance Market Commitment for vaccines (AMC) is an innovative funding mechanism to incentivize vaccine makers to produce suitable and affordable vaccines needed in low-income countries.
AgResults was established at the June 2012 G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. The initiative promotes the adoption of innovative technologies through the use of results-based economic incentives in agriculture to enhance smallholder welfare and improve food security for the poor.
As part of the Paris Agreement, Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have agreed to establish a Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT). The CBIT will aim to strengthen the institutional and technical capacities of developing countries to meet the enhanced transparency requirements in the Paris Agreement, leading up to 2020 and beyond.
Climate Investment Funds comprises two funds, the Clean Technology Fund and the Strategic Climate Fund. The Clean Technology Fund provides new large-scale financial resources to invest in clean technology projects in developing countries, which contribute to the demonstration, deployment, and transfer of low-carbon technologies with a significant potential for long-term greenhouse gas emissions savings.
Announced by the French Minister of Foreign Affairs in Sendai in March 2015, the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Initiative was officially launched at the COP21 in Paris as part of the Solutions agenda. The Initiative aims to raise USD 100 million by 2020 to strengthen Multi-Hazards Early Warning Systems, in Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States.
CEPI was officially launched in Davos in January 2017 as a global mechanism to explore and develop new ways to stimulate, finance and co-ordinate vaccine development against priority public health threats, in alignment with the WHO R&D Blueprint for action to prevent epidemics.
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research promotes sustainable development of agriculture by providing international agricultural research centers with financial assistance and strategic guidance.
Global Agriculture and Food Security Program was established in 2010. It is a multilateral financing mechanism, which supports national and regional strategic plans for agriculture and food security in poor countries.
There are currently about 20 million refugees across the globe, representing the most significant refugee crisis since World War II, with about 6 million in middle-income countries. Refugee crises represent major economic and social shocks and incur significant costs to host countries who are providing a global public good.
The GEF is the largest funder of projects focused on global environmental challenges and a global partnership among 180 countries, international institutions, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.
The Global Fund was established as an independent legal entity to attract, manage and disburse resources rapidly, and to leverage additional resources to stem and provide treatment for three specific diseases.
The Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) is a global, open platform that facilitates the preparation and structuring of complex infrastructure public private partnerships (PPPs) to enable mobilization of private sector and institutional investor capital.
The Global Partnership for Education Fund (GPEF) was established as a Financial Intermediary Fund in 2011 as part of the rebranding process of the Education for All Fast Track Initiative (EFA FTI), which started in 2002.
Green Climate Fund (GCF): The UNFCCC COP formally invited the World Bank to serve as interim trustee for a new Green Climate Fund (GCF). The GCF is a legally independent entity with a full-time Secretariat in Songdo, Republic of Korea, and is envisaged as an important multilateral fund that would promote a different model for fighting climate change.
Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund finances activities identified under the Government of Guyana's Low Carbon Development Strategy.
The HRF mobilizes, coordinates, and allocates contributions from bilateral and other donors to finance high-priority projects, programs, and budget support for post-earthquake reconstruction.
International Finance Facility for Immunization Company (IFFIm) is a multilateral development institution created to accelerate the availability of predictable, long-term funds for health and immunization programs through the GAVI Alliance in 70 of the poorest countries around the world.
The LDCF was established in November 2001 under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to address the needs of least developed countries whose economic and geophysical characteristics make them especially vulnerable to the impact of global warming and climate change.
The MENA Transition Fund was established in 2012 at the request of the Deauville Partnership with Arab Countries in Transition. The fund is designed to support the transformation currently underway in several countries in the region by providing funds for technical cooperation.
The Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund is a new landmark fund to help developing countries ratify and implement a key international agreement to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity.
The Pandemic Emergency Financing facility (PEF) is an innovative insurance-based mechanism which provides the needed surge funding to the world’s poorest countries to help prevent disease outbreaks from becoming pandemics, thereby saving lives and money, and protecting economies. PEF funding under the insurance window is provided by resources from the reinsurance market and the proceeds of catastrophe bonds issued by IBRD. The PEF also includes a cash window to complement the insurance window.
The Pilot Auction Facility for Methane and Climate Change Mitigation (PAF) is an innovative climate finance model developed by the World Bank Group to stimulate investment in projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions while maximizing the impact of public funds and leveraging private sector financing.
The Special Climate Change Fund was established in November 2001 under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to finance activities, programs and measures relating to climate change that are complementary to those funded by the resources allocated to the climate change focal area of the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund.
Climate Investment Funds comprises two funds, the Clean Technology Fund and the Strategic Climate Fund. The Strategic Climate Fund provides financing to pilot innovative approaches or to scale-up activities aimed at specific climate change challenges or sectoral responses.
Women entrepreneurs play a critical role in economic development by creating jobs and boosting growth. However, women face numerous challenges to financing, owning and growing a business, including access to capital and technology, lack of networks and knowledge resources, limited market linkages, challenging social and cultural norms, as well as legal, regulatory and policy obstacles to business ownership and development.