Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR)

The Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) was approved in November 2008 as part of the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) and is under the authority of the World Bank. The SCF itself is part of the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) and is financed by several donors.


The PPCR supports both individual countries and regions in creating and implementing climate-resilient development plans with the simultaneous goal of reducing poverty and promoting sustainable development. As a pilot project, the PPCR is gaining experience in expanding adaptation measures to other sectors.

The projects and programs of the PPCR are based on the respective national adaptation programs of action (NAPAs) and complement further adaptation funds. The PPCR is offering grants and highly concessional financing (near-zero interest credits with a grant element of 75%) for various adaptation measures.

Funding volume and Germany’s contribution

The PPCR has a project portfolio of $1.2 billion of which to date 80 percent has been committed to the funded projects. By Juni 2020 $996 million have been approved for 70 projects. Germany has pledged €50 million for the PPCR, which have been fully paid until 2013. Among the ninecontributors, Germany is in fifth place in absolute terms; in relative terms (in relation to gross domestic product), Germany is in seventh place (as of July 2021).