Review of the International Climate Fund

This review assesses the International Climate Fund (ICF). Five-year (2011-2016), £3.87 billion fund managed jointly by DFID, DECC and Defra. It is a central part of the UK’s climate change response and Its goal is to support international poverty reduction by helping developing countries to adapt to the impacts of climate change, take up low-carbon growth and tackle deforestation.

Agulhas helped to review the ICF at three levels: international, national (Indonesia and Ethiopia) and intervention level (15 programmes). We assessed emerging impacts and whether the ICF is likely to succeed in catalysing global action on climate change.

This report was prepared by ICAI with the assistance of KPMG LLP, Agulhas Applied Knowledge, Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) and the Swedish Institute for Public Administration (SIPU International).

Areas of Expertise:

Climate change and sustainability

  • Policy response to climate change
  • Climate resilience and clean energy

Aid policy

  • Aid effectiveness