Financing guidebooks

Here we provide two financing guidebooks, available for download. These are divided between financing for mitigation and adaptation projects, both with a specific focus on Africa. These guidebooks have been adapted from the Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) project, prepared by the UNEP Risø Centre (URC). The TNA project is a global initiative funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) working in 36 developing countries to help prioritise technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as assisting in the formulation of national policies and strategies to accelerate the diffusion of prioritised technologies. However the guidebooks provide relevant information on potential financing sources for climate change mitigation and adaptation activities, and the eligibility criteria for these sources, for all African stakeholders from governments to private investors, communities and NGOs.


This guidebook, adapted to focus on Africa, provides information for countries to better identify and access financial resources for mitigation activities. The guidebook covers both mitigation ‘projects’ (e.g. a wind farm or a solar PV facility) and ‘programs’ (such as credit for energy efficiency projects in SMEs, or bulk procurement and distribution of low energy light bulbs). The primary emphasis is on multilateral and bilateral sources of financing; but the guidebook also includes an overview of private funding sources and public private partnerships (PPPs).
This guidebook, adapted to focus on Africa, provides an overview of options for international financing of national adaptation action in developing countries.It also presents the most important technical criteria and concepts used by public donors and private financiers in evaluating proposals, and it provides practical advice on how to present project ideas to potential donors. The guidebook will be a useful tool for adaptation planners and project developers looking to develop successful adaptation project proposals for international funding.