Funds are accessed through an Accredited Entity (AE) which may be a public, private or non-government institution, operating at national, regional and international levels. The AE supports the project design and preparation process to ensure alignment with requirements of the Green Climate Fund and is responsible for overseeing project and financial management of the program. The AE reports to the fund.

The Executing Entity (EE) is the entity that will take responsibility for day-to-day delivery of the project and reporting on activities and financial management to the AE. The technical and financial management capacity of the EE should be considered early in the planning process. Under the Green Climate Fund, an Accredited Entity can also be an Executing Entity for the same project.

Understanding Approval Procedures of the Funds

  • Does your proposed project align with the GCF’s results areas and investment priorities?
  • Is the GCF approval process clear?
  • Will a project concept be developed before moving to full proposal?
  • Have the range of climate finance modalities (grant, concessional loan, etc) available been considered? This can be discussed further with the relevant AE.

Resources and Links

Country and Sector Strategies

Selected Donors Relevant to the Pacific Resource

Institutional Roles

  • Has an AE been identified? Does the AE’s level of accreditation and priorities align with the project?
  • Has the AE agreed to assist the project? Does this have the approval of the NDA?
  • Is the level of assistance the AE will provide through the process clear?
  • Are the roles and responsibilities (related to project development and approval) of the AE, the EE and other project stakeholders clear?

Resources and Links

No-Objection Procedure

No-Objection Letter Template

Best Practices for Country Coordination and Multi-Stakeholder Engagement