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Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF)

The Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) finances the preparation and implementation of NAPAs in response to urgent and immediate adaptation needs in least developed countries.


The LDCF was established to address the special needs of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) under the Climate Convention. Specifically, the LDCF was tasked with financing the preparation and implementation of National Adaptation Programs of Action (NAPAs). NAPAs use existing information to identify a country’s priorities for adaptation actions. 

Consistent with the findings of the NAPAs, the LDCF focuses on reducing the vulnerability of those sectors and resources that are central to development and livelihoods. These sectors include: water; agriculture and food security; health; disaster risk management and prevention; infrastructure; and fragile ecosystems. In addition, NAPA implementation projects under LDCF are designed entirely in accordance with country priorities and executed by national stakeholders, and involving active participation of vulnerable communities. 


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