Financing opportunities

Special Development Fund (SDF)




Support risk reduction to natural disasters and climate change.


Institutional Strenghtening; Climate change response; Data Collection/ Climate Information; Capacity Building; Business continuity; Disaster risk reduction.

Eligible organisations:


Eligible Projects or Programmes:

Programme areas to be considered by CDB under the scope of proactive assistance to BMCs for risk reduction include: (a) Institutional strengthening and capacity building for DRM and climate change response; (b) development of databases and monitoring tools for DRM and climate change adaptation including support for scientific modeling of climate change; (c) mainstreaming of DRM and climate change adaptation into economic and physical planning processes, and business continuity planning; (d) implementation of risk reduction measures (preparedness, mitigation and prevention); and (e) building of community DRM and climate change resilience.

Proposal/Application requirements:

Proposals should be concise, follow the headings listed below and be addressed to the Director of Projects, CDB, P.O. Box 408, Wildey, St. Michael, Barbados, BB11000.
1. Project Title. 2. CDB Programme Area(s) addressed by the proposed project: (a) Institutional Support for DRM and CCA; (b) Management of CDM Knowledge; (c) Mainstreaming of DRM and CCA; (d) Implementation of risk reduction measures (preparedness, mitigation and prevention); and (e) Community Resilience. 3. Objectives. 4. Project Description and Activities. 5. Geographical Scope. 6. Time Frame. 7. Project Proponents. 8. Beneficiaries. 9. Budget. 10. Expected Outputs and Outcomes. 11. Evaluation Indicators.

Proposal evaluation criteria:

No information

How to Apply:

1. Institutions from the Borrowing Member Countries should send a letter and short proposal outlining the nature of the assistance requested to the Director of Projects at CDB.

2. On receipt of a suitable proposal, the Director of Projects, with the assistance of appropriate divisions, will review the proposal and determine whether it merits consideration within the Bank’s programme. The project proponent will be informed of the decision.                                                                                                                                                          

Funding limit for individual projects:

Not determined

Activities supported:

Activities supported