GCF insight 12: Country Ownership
The twelfth GCF insight explores Country Ownership in Green Climate Fund (GCF) projects and discusses ways in which the GCF could enhance it.
Country Ownership is the political support, active engagement and ‘owning’ of climate change-related initiatives (which) plays a central role in achieving long-term transformational results. It is a core principle for the GCF, as explained in Board document 10:
‘The Fund will pursue a country-driven approach and promote and strengthen engagement at the country level through effective involvement of relevant institutions and stakeholders’ (GCF/B.10/Inf.07).
It is therefore critical to better understand the barriers and motivations to achieving County Ownership.
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*This survey is an initiative of E Co., emerging from work we are doing to develop low-carbon, climate resilient projects. E Co.’s team of consultants designed and administered the survey and prepared this report. E Co. has conducted this research independently and is not affiliated with the GCF, the GCF Secretariat or donors. The views expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not represent those of the GCF. Nothing in the interviews or any information or material relating thereto shall be construed as implying any official endorsement of or responsibility on the part of the Green Climate Fund.