Inside the People`s Survival Fund - USAID Adapt Asia

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Inside the
People’s
Survival Fund
Preparing the Ground for Climate
Finance Readiness in the
Philippines
PANEL 2: Operationalizing the PSF
Enhancing the way
we confront climate
change
Broad stroke
Creating the precedence to establish effective climate
finance mechanisms in the Philippines
Fine print
Direct Access
Social Justice
Ownership & coherence
Mutual accountability
Context beneath the text
The People’s Survival Fund
A domestic “rewards
fund” aimed at
addressing urgent
adaptation needs
To finance adaptation
programs and projects
that are directly
supportive of the
objectives enumerated
in the Climate Change
Action Plans of local
government units and
communities
The People’s Survival Fund
Intended to
mainstreaming
climate change
at the local level
It’s a plumbing job.
PSF Principles
PSF Principles
Direct Access
PSF Principles
Community
ownership &
harmonization
Communitydriven projects
on adaptation
Coordination
& coherence
among
institutions
Results
Mainstreaming of
climate change into
development planning
Communities
not passing
through
intermediaries
Civil society
participation
Alignment
with country
strategic Participation of civil
priorities society
National Climate
Change Action Plan
Multi-stakeholder
processes
Predictable and
long-term
Stable source of
funding intended for
long-term impacts
SPECIAL FUND
NATIONAL TREASURY
FINANCING
ADAPTATION
SOURCES OF
THE PSF
Php 1,000,000,000
GAA
Augmented by donations, endowments,
grants, contributions
adaptation activities in the areas of water
resources management, land
management, agriculture and fisheries,
health, infrastructure development,
fragile ecosystems including mountainous
ecosystems, and integrated coastal zone
management;
Where should it flow?
improvement of the monitoring of
vector-borne diseases triggered by
climate change, and in this context
improving disease control and
prevention;
early warning
systems as part of
preparedness for
climate related
hazards;
supporting institutional capacity-building, both for national
and local governments, in partnership with local
communities and civil society groups, for preventive
measures, planning, preparedness and management of
impacts relating to climate change, including contingency
planning, for droughts and floods in areas prone to extreme
weather events
serving as a guarantee for risk insurance
needs for farmers, agricultural workers and
other stakeholders
USES OF THE
ADAPTATION ACTIVITIES
Local
Government Units
Communities
Adaptation activities
water resources
management
land
management
where sufficient information
is available to warrant such
activities
agriculture and
fisheries
health
infrastructure
development
natural ecosystems including
mountainous and coastal ecosystems
Monitoring of vector-borne diseases
Disease
control
Prevention
Forecasting
Early Warning
Preparedness for
climate-related
hazards
Institutional development for LGUs
partnership with
local communities
and civil society
groups
preventive measures, planning,
preparedness and management of impacts
contingency planning
droughts and floods in areas prone to
extreme climate events
Strengthening regional centers and
information networks
to support climate change adaptation
initiatives and projects
Serving as a guarantee for
risk insurance needs for
farmers, agricultural workers
and other stakeholders
Community adaptation support
programs by local organizations
accredited by the Commission
Who holds the wrench?
The Fund will be managed by a
PSF Board composed of Department of
Finance, CCC, Department of Budget and
Management; National Economic and Development
Authority; DILG; PCW; and representatives from
academe, business sector and non-government
organizations
Promulgate policies that will maintain the
fiduciary character of the Board;
Provide overall strategic guidance in the
management and use of the fund,
including but not limited to the
development of funding windows for
various adaptation activities, including
counterpart funding arrangements, and
guidelines for project assessment,
approval and evaluation;
Develop social, financial and
environmental safeguards to be used in
project implementation;
POWERS
FUNCTIONS
Identify additional sources for the fund
POWERS
FUNCTIONS
Issue final approval of projects for the use
of the fund
Adopt a conflict of interest policy to
ensure that board members will not vote
on projects if they have a direct stake
therein
Ensure an independent 3rd party
evaluation and auditing of activities
supported by the fund
PSF
ROLE OF THE
PSF UTILIZATION
PSF
PROJECT PROPOSAL
EVALUATION
REVIEW
RECOMMENDING APPROVAL
FORMULATE MECHANISMS
FOR TRANSPARENCY AND
PUBLIC ACCESS TO INFO
NOT AN IMPLEMENTOR
LOCAL
ACCREDITATION
Commission to develop guidelines to accredit local
organizations seeking to access the fund
Organizations will be accredited based on criteria such
as organizational independence, track record in the
community and/or field of expertise, financial
management, and participatory practices
LOCAL
ACCREDITATION
Commission to develop guidelines to accredit local
organizations seeking to access the fund
Organizations will be accredited based on criteria such
as organizational independence, track record in the
community and/or field of expertise, financial
management, and participatory practices
PSF
Level of risk and vulnerability
Participation of affected communities in
project design;
Poverty reduction potential;
Cost effectiveness and sustainability;
Co-benefits extending beyond LGU
territory;
Maximization of multi-sectoral or crosssectoral benefits;
Responsiveness to gender–differentiated
vulnerabilities
Local CC Action Plan
CCC to develop criteria
Community
Participation
community
representatives
and/or NGO
counterparts may
participate as
observers in the
project identification,
monitoring and
evaluation process of
the Commission
Transparency
Vulnerable
Marginalized
THE
WILL TO FACE
THE FUTURE

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