Microfinance is a critical enabler of climate resilience, in that it provides communities with direct access to the financial resources they require to address their most pressing needs. This case study is part of a series that documents emerging trends in adaptation-directed microfinance. These findings have emerged from a variety of country interventions funded by the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR).
The PPCR Knowledge for Resilience series aims to share the observations of and lessons learnt by countries implementing projects under the PPCR. Such lessons facilitate evidence-based learning to advance climate resilience goals, both in the PPCR and globally. The knowledge products in this series are co-created by designated implementing entities in each PPCR country and the appointed Learning Partner for the PPCR, drawing on interviews with a range of stakeholders. The series is part of the work undertaken by the Learning Partner to create and facilitate a dynamic, actively-engaged knowledge and learning network
amongst the PPCR Community of Practice (COP).
The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) community recognises that the onset of climate change requires urgent responses, that often do not allow the time for academic, traditional, or compliance-driven evaluation and learning. Instead the emphasis needs to be on generating practical and timely insights, through learning by doing, that guide decision-making among investors and practitioners. The Knowledge for Resilience series seeks to address these aims, and includes a range of products, from case studies and photo stories, to policy and research briefs.