The Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) aims to address the special needs of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) under the Climate Convention. LDCF supports projects that address the urgent and immediate adaptation needs of the least developed countries, focusing on reducing the vulnerability of the sectors and resources that are central to human and national development, such as water, agriculture and food security; health; disaster risk management and prevention; and infrastructure, as identified and prioritized in their National Adaptation Programmes of Action.

Here are a few examples of the UNDP-GEF supported LDCF projects currently under implementation around the world:

Tuvalu's LDCF project, 'Securing Marine-based Coastal Livelihoods from Climate Change and Climate-Induced Disasters',  has an overarching goal to increase the resilience of outer island communities to future climate change induced risks such as declining marine resources productivity and increasing/intensifying climatic hazards.



Photo: Gabor Vereczi, UNDP / Location: Tuvalu

The LDCF project, Integrating Community-Based Adaptation into Afforestation and Reforestation Programs in Bangladesh, will transform the way greenbelt afforestation and reforestation programs in Bangladesh are designed and developed.



Photo: UNDP Bangladesh / Location: Bangladesh

The LDCF project, Increased Resilience to Coastal Erosion in Communities in Mozambique, is working to introduce adaptation processes to 10,000 households in seven communities across three coastal provinces in Mozambique.



Photo: UNDP Mozambique

The current NAPA II project, Addressing the Risk of Climate-Induced Disasters through Enhanced National and Local Capacity in Bhutan,  will address urgent and immediate climate change adaptation needs and leverage co-financing resources from national government, bilatera

Kiribati is a nation comprised of 33 atolls (21 inhabited) spread across a vast Pacific Ocean territory.

Lesotho is a mountainous, landlocked country located in Southern Africa, prone to natural disasters, and liable to drought and desertification. The country is already paying high premiums as a result of the impacts of global warming.

This project aims to enhance a more efficient integration and management of adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction into national development planning and programming and the resilience of communities’ physical assets and livelihoods across Samoa to climate change and natural disasters.

Status of assistance to Sao Tome e Principe for their NAP process:

Status of assistance to Burundi for their NAP process:

Climate stresses and low adaptive capacity are increasing Africa´s vulnerability to climate change. Climate related shocks to the economy, vulnerable populations, ecosystems and infrastructure threaten development goals and poverty alleviation strategies.

Status of assistance to Benin for their NAP process:

  • A Government delegation from Benin attended the NAP-GSP / PAG-PNA Africa Regional Training Workshop in April 2014.

Status of assistance to Burkina Faso for their NAP proces:

Status of assistance to Central African Republic (CAR) for their NAP process:

Status of assistance to DRC for their NAP process

Status of assistance to Djibouti for their NAP process:

Status of assistance to the Gambia for their NAP process:

Status of assistance to Liberia for their NAP process:

Status of assistance to Lesotho for their NAP process:

Status of assistance to Malawi for their NAP process:

Status of assistance to Mali for their NAP process:

Status of assistance to Mauritania for their NAP process:

Status of assistance to Mozambique for their NAP process:

  • The Government of Mozambique has requested for assistance for their NAP process, following the national compilation of country priorities and screening process by the inter-ministerial group for climate change.