The Adaptation Finance Accountability Initiative in Uganda. Delivery of Adaptation Finance Finance: Assessing Institutions at Local Government Levels

The amount of international climate finance approved to help developing countries address the impacts of climate change increased eightfold between 2008 and 2012. However, in Uganda little is known about financing climate change adaptation activities, as well as its effectiveness in delivery. For instance, who is funding climate change adaptation activities, whom is involved, or what mechanisms are used for climate adaptation financing. Understanding institutional dynamics, the ways in which local stakeholders access financial resources for adaptation, and how these resources flow from national to- local levels is key to promoting the effective delivery of adaptation finance.

This study examined adaptation finance in Uganda, particularly looking into the mechanisms and implementation approaches at the sub-national level. The study tracked and reviewed adaptation finance flows from international to local levels in Uganda during the financial years 2010/11 and 2013/14. It examined the institutional framework governing climate change adaptation and the different implementation mechanisms of adaptation funds in Apac, Bundibugyo, Nakasongola, Pallisa, and Mbale. This involved tracking four projects: National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) pilots, Territorial Approach to Climate Change (TACC), Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change in Uganda, and Sustainable Land Management (SLM).