Decentralised Climate Finance Project

The Decentralised Climate Finance project launched in 2016 is a 5-year project aiming at facilitating investments in improving responses to climate change across 15 test districts (Monduli, Ngorongoro, Longido, Kondoa, Manyoni, Bahi, Mpwapwa, Kiteto, Same, Simanjiro, Kilwa, Siha, Mbulu, Iramba and Pangani) in mainland Tanzania and 3 districts in Zanzibar (Mcheweni, Unguja Kaskazini, Unguja Kusini).

The project is funded by UKAID, with technical support from the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).

The President’s Office – Regional and Local Government (PO-RALG) has a mandate to manage the project in collaboration with Hakikazi Catalyst and the Tanzania Natural Resources Forum.

Intended goals of the project can be summarized as:

  • Establishing a Performance-based Climate Resilience Grant (PBCRG) (in collaboration with the UNCDF “Local Climate Adaptive Living” (LoCAL) mechanism) system in Tanzania, which will be operational for additional funding in the future.
  • Establishing devolved, district climate finance and planning mechanisms in 15 district councils in mainland Tanzania to finance community prioritised investments in public goods that build climate resilience.
  • Ensuring that investments that build climate resilience are effectively and efficiently implemented and managed by the districts, and that their performance is transparently assessed as part of the grant mechanism.
  • Building the capacity of PO-RALG to develop the necessary competencies to scale-up devolved climate finance in support of community-driven adaptation across Tanzania.
  • Generate evidence and learning on the effectiveness of devolved climate finance investments to improve community resilience, differentiated by gender that can be used to inform policy.