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Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience (CEADIR) /

Key Results

  • 32 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean benefitted from technical assistance
  • $17.7 million finance mobilised for clean energy
  • 8MW new renewable energy generation projects secured in Ghana and Rwanda through transaction advisory services provided
  • 6,533 people profited from knowledge sharing
  • 10 public-private partnerships established for urban disaster risk reduction in India

The CEADIR Project

To speed up responses to climate change across the world, low and middle-income countries need support to develop tools and analyses, conduct research, and get access to financing for climate action plans.

Between 2014 and 2021, Crown Agents USA led the $20 million USAID Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience (CEADIR) programme to support 32 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean do just that. CEADIR conducted studies to demonstrate the economic benefit of implementing climate-friendly initiatives, such as restoring mangroves in Indonesia. The programme also developed plans for countries to adapt to the effects of climate change that are already occurring. CEADIR experts then found public and private sector sources to financially support opportunities in clean energy, sustainable landscapes, and climate adaptation.

Project Delivery

This 32 country project conducted assessments, developed and disseminated tools, and increased capacity for analysis, design, and implementation of clean energy (renewable energy and energy efficiency), sustainable landscapes (forestry and climate smart agriculture), and adaptation. It supported Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS), Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), and helped mobilize private and public financing.

The CEADIR services spanned activity scoping; sector studies; cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses (including environmental and health co-benefits); economic modelling payments for environmental services; vulnerability and impact analyses; and training on economics and climate change mitigation and adaptation planning.

To share learnings, the programme also hosted the Navigating the Climate Economy – a discussion series on measuring economic impacts and unlocking financing for clean energy, sustainable landscapes, and adaptation.