CSAIPs are already achieving impact:
Investments: The Bank is committed to financing over US$ 2.5 billion in projects aligned with CSAIP objectives. Examples include:
- In Bangladesh, the Government and the World Bank have partnered to invest US$ 500 million in the Livestock and Dairy Development Project LDDP project, developed in parallel with the CSAIP for Bangladesh.
- In Lesotho, the CSAIP informed the design of the $50 million second phase of the Smallholder Agricultural Development Project (SADP 2), by highlighting the sector’s major climate change challenges and possible solution pathways, in particular related to the likely impacts of climate change on agricultural trade and comparative advantage across key commodities as well as key climate-resilient practices.
Policies: CSAIPs take national development strategies as starting points and flexibly tailor their approach to feed into ongoing strategy processes owned by each country. Examples include:
- In Bangladesh, CSAIP results are being integrated into Delta Plan 2100 and informing the new National Agriculture Strategy currently under formulation.
- In Zambia and Zimbabwe, CSAIPs are informing the formulation of the CAADP National Agriculture Investment Plans.
Scaling Up: The African Agriculture Initiative (AAA) is using CSAIPs as its principal tool to identify AAA-member countries’ adaptation priorities in the agriculture sector. At its second Ministerial Meeting in November 2019, attended by 20 ministers of agriculture from across Africa, it was decided to scale-up CSAIP development across Africa through the application of GCF readiness funding.
CSAIP Series coverage:
CSAIPs are available for Bangladesh, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Zambia;
CSAIPs for Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo-Brazzaville, Ghana, Iraq, Lesotho, Namibia, Nepal and Zimbabwe are currently being developed.