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NDC Support Facility


The NDC Support Facility (NDC-SF) is a multi-donor trust fund created to facilitate the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) pledged by countries under the Paris Agreement in 2015. Its activities are implemented in close coordination with and in support of the country engagement process of the NDC Partnership, a global coalition of developed and developing countries and international institutions, including the World Bank Group, working together to mobilize financial and technical support to achieve countries’ climate goals and enhance sustainable development.


Managed by the World Bank Group, the NDC-SF channels funds to Bank Group teams that are working towards implementing the climate change targets set out in the NDCs of client countries. It seeks to support rapid, material action on implementation at the country level, including on NDC-related policy, strategy and legislation, budgeting and investment, as well as monitoring and evaluation frameworks. NDC-SF grants contribute to a host of activities such as analytics and knowledge sharing, capacity building, and improving cross-sectoral coordination among government stakeholders, donors and private sector entities. The NDC-SF works with other trust funds at the World Bank Group and with the IFC to maximize financial leverage for in-country climate action.

The NDC-SF also supports the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action, via the Climate Action Peer Exchange. The Coalition aims to help countries mobilize and align the finance needed to implement their national climate action plans; establish best practices such as climate budgeting and strategies for green investment and procurement; and factor in climate risks and vulnerabilities to members’ economic planning. Since its launch in April 2019, finance ministers from over fifty countries have signed on to the 'Helsinki Principles', a set of six aspirational principles that promote national climate action, especially through fiscal policy and the use of public finance.  


Related initiatives: Climate Action Peer Exchange (CAPE) | Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF)







With support of: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)


The NDC-SF has initiated “deep-dives” in a select number of countries. This means supporting a range of actions including NDC implementation that deploys a whole-of-government approach, scaling up of NDC-relevant investments, developing long-term strategies in the context of each individual country’s decarbonization pathway, and NDC revision in some cases. Support is tailored to country-specific conditions and needs and ranges from upstream strategy and planning to downstream actions that correspond to one or more of the NDC-SF’s guiding thematic pillars, namely i) Policy, Strategy and Legislation (ii) Budgeting and Investments (iii) Monitoring & Evaluation.


Deep Dive countries include:


This Deep Dive seeks to enhance the capacity of the government of Rwanda to advance financial innovation for accelerating climate action for both mitigation and adaptation. It will help identify, design and operationalize financial instruments and initiatives to leverage private sector climate investments into a broad range of sectors: transportation, water, waste, energy, forestry and disaster risk management and risk financing. The project will support Rwanda’s Green Fund (FONERWA) and Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MINECOFIN) to develop the capacity to mobilize significant amount of additional finance through the development and piloting of new innovative instruments and institutional structures. The financial instruments and initiatives will be implemented by FONERWA, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, sectoral agencies, MINECOFIN, and Rwanda’s Development Bank. Activities will also support the incubation of transformative flagship projects. This work will also complement the support for the revision of Rwanda’s NDC, which is expected to be submitted ahead of COP26.


The Deep Dive will inform the design, budgeting, coordination and monitoring of policies and investments for the implementation of Vietnam's NDC by leveraging the Bank's sectoral engagements around four critical climate transitions: low carbon energy; low carbon and resilient transport; climate-smart landscapes; and green and resilient urban development. It will complement these sectoral engagements with tools to support a whole-of-government approach, particularly through improvements to investment planning and budgetary processes, the application of fiscal levers, and strengthening overall coordination and accountability processes. The Deep Dive will provide support for key components for Vietnam’s Plan for Implementation of the Paris Agreement (PIPA). The Deep Dive will engage government counterparts across ministries including the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transport, among others. The Deep Dive also presents an opportunity to increase ambition across a variety of sectors, with a key focus on well-informed mitigation and adaptation targets and pathways to achieve them.


The Deep Dive will support the government to enhance technical capacity, institutional readiness and cross-sectoral coordination for advancing NDC implementation specifically in the energy, transport, industrial, solid waste and green finance sectors. It aims to deliver transformative impacts through activities such as supporting the design and implementation of a national programs on green urban mobility and on modernizing and greening the trucking fleet; a national program to promote energy efficiency and demand side management;  helping Colombia with green tagging and with the issuance of its first sovereign green bond; and designing a solid waste management and reuse pilot program. Lessons from these initiatives at the national and local levels are expected to inform the government’s update of its NDC and the development of a Long-Term Strategy to achieve full economic decarbonization.

A wide range of government counterparts will be engaged and supported including the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, Ministry of Housing, Cities and Territories, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism and Ministry of Transportation.

Country Engagements



Country Project Title Status
Armenia Assessment of Forest Landscape Restoration Activities Active
Benin Low-carbon Strategy and Climate Change Mitigation through Fiscal Policy Active
Chile Electric Mobility Active
Dominican Republic Assessment and Development of the NDC Partnership Plan Active
Ethiopia Enhancing and Mainstreaming the CRGE Strategy and NDC  Active
Georgia Adaptation for Black Sea Coastal Zone Active
Guatemala Supporting the Implementation of the NDC Roadmap Active
Honduras Supporting the NDC Partnership Plan: Defining NDC Implementation Pathways Active
Jamaica Assessment & Update of NDC and NDC Partnership Plan Development Active
Laos Enhancing Capacity and Mechanisms for Delivering the NDC Active
Lebanon Establishing a Green Investment Facility  Active
Mongolia Sustainable Cities and Climate Services Active
Namibia Integrated Land Water Management to Support the NDC Partnership Plan Active
Nepal Supporting a Climate-Smart Agriculture Investment Plan  Active
Niger NDC Planning, Implementation and Resource Mobilization Active
Pacific Alliance Analysis of Resource Mobilization for Climate Action Active
Regional-Caribbean Resilience Caribbean Energy Sector Resilience Active
Republic of Marshall Islands Promoting Electric Vehicles and Scaling Up Renewable Energy Active
Rwanda Strategic Support to Advance NDC Implementation Active
Uganda Institutional Mainstreaming & Accelerating Climate Action to Support NDC Implementation Active
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico Clean Bus Systems in Latin American Cities Closed
Bangladesh Implementing Renewable Energy Targets Closed
Bangladesh Low-Carbon and Resilient Waterway Transport Closed
Brazil Development of NDC Implementation Strategy Closed
Chile Local Action to Support NDC Implementation Closed
Chile Climate Change and Native Vegetation Strategy Closed
Colombia Variable Renewable Energy Integration Closed
Costa Rica Electrification of the Public Transport System Closed
Côte d’Ivoire West Africa Coastal Areas Resilience Investment Project Closed
Côte d’Ivoire Achieve the 42% Renewable Energy Target Closed
Indonesia Environmental Fiscal Reforms to Implement the NDC Closed
Kyrgyz Republic Establishment of an Integrated Climate Change MRV System Closed
Morocco Scaling Up Support to NDC Implementation Closed
Morocco Strengthening the Climate Change Competencies Center Closed
Morocco, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire Adaptation of African Agriculture Closed
Mozambique Adaptation Investment Framework and Improving MRV for NDC Closed
Pakistan Strategic Support for Energy Efficiency Closed
São Tomé and Príncipe Targeted Support Towards Building Climate Resilience Closed
Vietnam Enhancing Multi-Sectoral and Inter-Ministerial Coordination Closed
Vietnam Industrial Climate Competitiveness Closed
Vietnam NDC Implementation through Green Transport Closed


NDC Partnership

The NDC Partnership is a coalition of countries and institutions working to mobilize support and achieve ambitious climate goals while enhancing sustainable development.


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