Global Environment Facility - Least Developed Countries Fund

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