Strengthening local capacity to plan, implement, and monitor projects
CEADIR helps national and subnational governments, the private sector, and civil society make the business and economic case for climate change mitigation and adaptation by planning strategies, investments, and policies. This 25+ country project conducts assessments, develops and disseminates tools, and increases capacity for analysis, design, and implementation of clean energy (renewable energy and energy efficiency), sustainable landscapes (forestry and climate smart agriculture), and adaptation. It supports Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS), Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), and helps mobilize private and public financing.
CEADIR serves USAID country and regional missions and USAID/Washington. CEADIR services span activity scoping; sector studies; cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses (including environmental and health co-benefits); economic modeling payments for environmental services; vulnerability and impact analyses; and training on economics and climate change mitigation and adaptation planning.
CEADIR hosts Navigating the Climate Economy a discussion series on measuring economic impacts and unlocking financing for clean energy, sustainable landscapes, and adaptation. The funding ceiling is $20.1 million, including central resources and buy-ins from USAID missions and offices. CEADIR’s period of performance extends to September 2020.
Examples of the work under CEADIR include the following:
- Accelerating commercial lending for on-and-off-grid clean energy in Central America and West Africa;
- Conducting a climate finance situation analysis in Bangladesh;
- Transactional support to Power Africa in Ghana, Rwanda, and Ugdanda;
- Analysis of renewable energy auctions in Mexico, El Salvador, Peru, India, Brazil, South Africa, Thailand, and Malaysia;
CEADIR is a task order under USAID’s Public Financial Management (PFM) IDIQ.