Countries that have received accreditation for direct access, as well as those who
are in the process of seeking accreditation, point to the following benefits and opportunities:
- Coordination across sector-Ministries on institutional arrangements for climate finance:
- Countries that have embarked on the process to get accreditation for direct access under the
Adaptation Fund report that a first step is to initiate dialogue across sector-Ministries.
Such coordination will help to ensure the effective management of climate finance. Countries
where UNEP is working have asked for the NIE assessment tools to be shared across government
- Strengthen national-level expertise and capacity: - The Adaptation Fund requires
countries to have strong fiduciary systems and processes in place. Countries that have
assessed their capacities in this area have initiated reforms and put in place capacity
building programmes to strengthen their fiduciary capacities.
- Preparing for direct access under the Green Climate Fund: -
Countries that have received accreditation under the AF state that this will
prepare them for direct access under the Green Climate Fund.