Transforming the Indus Basin with Climate Resilient (GCF-FP108)

  • Pakistan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Punjab: Dera Ghazi Khan, Khanewal, Lodhran, Multan and Muzzafargar; Sindh:Sanghar and Umer Kot
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  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
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Agriculture and Water Management Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Climate and Environment
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 34.99 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 47.69 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ GCF website

Updated in EWS Jul 29, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Jun 3, 2019

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Project Description

According to the project document, "[...]The project objective is to transform agriculture in the Basin by increasing resilience among the most vulnerable farmers and strengthening Government’s capacity to support their communities to adapt. To do this, the project will develop the country’s capacity to get and use the information it needs to cope with the impacts of climate change on agriculture and water management by putting in place state-of-the art technology (Component 1). It will build farmers resilience to climate change through skills, knowledge and technology (Component 2), and create a wider enabling environment for continuous adaptation and expanded sustainable uptake of climate-resilient approaches (Component 3).

The project will be implemented in eight districts in Punjab and Sindh Provinces over a six-year period at a total cost of USD 47.69 million. The Ministry of Climate Change, currently Pakistan’s National Designated Authority, will provide general oversight while selected responsible entities from federal, provincial and local government will work with project staff to implement specific activities. They will collaborate with partners from civil society and the private sector, particularly at the field-level, to provide training and other services to agricultural producers. About 1.3 million rural people will be direct project beneficiaries, including women farmers as well as professionals involved in project capacity development. The project will have an economic rate of return of about 16.5 percent and costs per beneficiary of about USD 37."

Investment Description


Grant from Punjab government US$ 8.00 million

Grant from Sindh government US$ 4.70 million

Contact Information

Daniel Gustafson,
Deputy Director General, FAO
Telephone number:+39 0657056320
Mailing address: Viale delle Terme di Caracalla00153 Rome, Italy


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