Environment and development

African Dialogue on Climate Change Finance and Development Effectiveness



The African Climate Change Finance and Development Effectiveness Dialogue took place in Nairobi, Kenya, 21 to 23 September. It was organised by the African Development Bank and the OECD in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme,  the UNDP-UNEP Poverty Environment Initiative. and UN CC:Learn.


This dialogue brought together government officials from planning, finance, environment, climate and local government related ministries, as well as members of parliament, representatives of civil society, the private sector and development partners to discuss climate finance and related lessons from development experience.

This African dialogue built on dialogues being held in the Asia-Pacific and elsewhere to continue to strengthen lesson learning across countries on the management of climate related finance, as well as on country level preparations for managing scaled-up climate finance in the coming years. An outcome document has been prepared, articulating recommendations for further strengthening of the effectiveness of climate financing instruments particularly in an African context. This outcome document will feed directly into the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, 29 November – 1 December, as well as other international processes such as the UNFCCC 17th Conference of the Parties in Durban, South Africa, 28 November - 9 December.


Workshop Materials

• Outcome Document - The Nairobi Call for Action on Climate Change Finance and Development Effectiveness: An African Approach to accountable and effective climate finance


Reports on Climate Change Finance and Development Effectiveness in Africa
• Draft Synthesis Report

Draft Synthesis Report (French)


Case Studies

• Draft Cameroon Report

• Draft Ghana Report

• Draft Kenya Report

• Draft Morocco Report

• Draft Tanzania Report

• Draft South Africa Report


Related materials:

UNECA and OECD (2010) The Mutual Review of Development Effectiveness in Africa: Promise & Performance (p42-43 features climate change finance)