GCF insight #17 – Stakeholder views on the Green Climate Fund’s direct access modality

10 March 2021, Category: All insights, GCF insight, News, Tags: , ,

In this seventeenth edition of GCF insight, we hear from stakeholders on their views of the GCF’s direct access modality, including key benefits, challenges and knowledge gaps, to suggest the approaches to improve the effectiveness of direct access.


Direct access occurs when national or regional entities become accredited to receive finance directly from climate funds. It does not require finance to be channeled through an international organisation, such as a UN agency or multilateral development bank. The Green Climate Fund’s direct access modality is designed to promote recipient country ownership and ensure that funding is aligned with their national priorities.

As always, we will be sharing this report with the Green Climate Fund Secretariat and the wider climate and development community. Please feel free to share this report with any colleagues who may find this of relevance.

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We’d also like to invite you to register for our upcoming quarterly webinar: ‘Decoding GCF B.28 + GCF insight #17 – Stakeholder views on the GCF’s direct access modality’  where we’ll be discussing the latest developments in the Green Climate Fund. We’ll also be discussing the findings from our 16th GCF insight report and hearing more from stakeholders on the ground. Register for one of two our sessions on Tuesday, 30 March 2021.

This research is being conducted by E Co., a specialist consulting firm, as part of our learning resources from our training division, E Co. institute. E Co. is conducting this research independently, and is not affiliated with the Green Climate Fund, the GCF Secretariat or other donors. E Co. is not approaching survey participants for sales purposes, nor will participants’ names be added to other email lists. Find out more about the reports here: www.ecoltdgroup.com/GCFinsight

Please feel free to share your comments below or send an email to: amy@ecoltdgroup.com.

*We are grateful to the respondents of this study for their contributions and insights. This study 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.

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