GCF insight #18: ‘Navigating Green Climate Fund proposal feedback’

24 June 2021, Category: All insights, GCF insight

Writing and designing fundable climate projects can be difficult. For example, the process of submitting proposals to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) often comes with a lot of scrutiny and comments that may lead to many challenges for the project designer.

In this eighteenth edition of GCF insight, we hear from stakeholders about the most common areas where they receive comments and queries about their projects, including economic and financial elements, data availability and project activities. We also discuss the challenges that project designers face when trying to address these comments and suggest potential ways forward.


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.

Join our upcoming webinar

We’d also like to invite you to register for our upcoming quarterly webinar: ‘Decoding GCF B.29 + GCF insight #18 – Navigating Green Climate Fund proposal feedback’  where we’ll be discussing the latest developments in the Green Climate Fund. We’ll also be discussing the findings from our 18th GCF insight report and hearing more from stakeholders. Register for one of two our sessions on Wednesday, 14 July 2021 at 10:30 or 16:00 BST.

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: gcfinsight@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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