2013-2014 activities


Work Stream 1: Private climate finance mapping, data assessment and tracking methods

This work stream builds upon on-going private climate finance monitoring and reporting efforts, while conducting additional research to identify and explore data, definitional and methodological gaps. It includes collaborations with relevant groups working on longer term more consistent and comprehensive statistical measurements in the areas of development finance, foreign direct investment, and export credits.


Work Stream 1 - Research Activities Leads Outputs
Part A - Global Landscape of Climate Finance


Q4 2014

Part B - Review and comparison of potential data sources and tracking methods 

OECD Released
Q3 2014
Part C - Statistical developments towards tracking non-ODA flows in DAC statistics OECD



Work Stream 2: Methods for determining private climate finance mobilised

A collaborative research project has been designed that takes a holistic view across the range of public interventions (finance, measures, policies) and conditions impacting the mobilisation of private finance. Activities consist of identifying and developing potential methodological options both qualitatively (based on case studies) and quantitatively (using econometrics). Findings from both approaches will then be combined, allowing to draw more comprehensive conclusions than would otherwise be possible. 

This research builds upon past studies - in particular the report “Comparing Definitions and Methods to Estimate Mobilised Climate Finance” published by the Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG) in May 2013 -, as well involves further collaboration with the OECD DAC in relation to its on-going exploratory work to investigate possibilities to monitor and report private finance mobilised in the context of development finance statistics.


Work Stream 2 - Research Activities Leads Outputs

Part A - Practical methods for measuring private climate finance mobilised from public finance

Gaia - ODI

Q1 2014
Part B - Case study based qualitative testing of methodologies and framework development


Q2 2014
Part C - Econometric estimations of the mobilisation impact of public interventions


Q1 2015

Part D - Synthesis report: options and trade-offs


Q1 2015


Work Stream 3: Pilot measurements and ground-testing of methodologies

This work stream focuses on implementing and ground testing available methodological options, building upon Work Streams 1 and 2. This could take place at the level of countries and/or institutions, both at the source and recipient ends. Past country-level examples include in particular an attempt by the University of Zürich to assess private climate finance mobilised by Switzerland. Such pilot studies will be undertaken more systematically from 2015 onwards.


Work Stream 3 - Research Activities Leads Outputs
Moroccan preliminary study of data availability CDG (Morocco) Released
Q1 2014
Pilot study of private climate finance mobilised by the Netherlands Triple E Consulting Q3 2014