Accessing climate finance for stakeholders in developing countries presents a dilemma: it is inaccessible to those who need it most and who are best placed to spend it. The Strategic Climate Institutions Programme (SCIP) Fund in Ethiopia is providing an innovative model to try and redress this structural problem. Itad is providing technical M&E support to the lead partner, KPMG East Africa, on the management of the Fund, which is supported by DFID, with contributions from the Norwegian and Danish governments.
The fund managers are learning how best to support partnerships between the Government of Ethiopia and non-government organisations, to build institutional capacity to realise Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy strategy. This paper attempts to capture some of that learning.