Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund

What is the fund?

The Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund (UCCRTF) was established in December 2013 under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility. Read the Implementation Guidelines.


  • To help medium-sized, fast-growing cities better plan and design infrastructure using urban resilience principles, and scale up investments against disasters and other climate impacts

  • To support cities and reduce the risks poor and vulnerable people face from floods, storms, or droughts

What are the services provided?


The fund covers any or all of the following services:

  • Planning: Integrating climate change and disaster risk planing in city plans and building capacity of stakeholders

  • Investment: Soft investments on city institutional capacity, project preparation, engineering design, and financial closure of infrastructure investments

  • Knowledge: Peer-to-peer learning, monitoring and evaluation, and networking

Who supports the fund?

The Rockefeller Foundation and the Governments of Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Who is eligible to receive the fund?

  • Bangladesh

  • India 

  • Indonesia 

  • Myanmar

  • Nepal

  • Pakistan 

  • Philippines, and

  • Viet Nam

What is the support or selection criteria?

Project proposals for UCCRTF should have clear benefits in terms of building resilience of the city, its infrastructure, and people to shocks and urban stresses related to climate change and, if appropriate, also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


UCCRTF provides support through three financing modalities:

  • Direct charge: Consultancy services, workshops, capacity building activities, studies

  • Technical assistance: Consultancy services, urban planning, project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA), feasibility/prefeasibility studies, piloting, detailed engineering design

  • Investment grants: Civil works, bringing pilots to scale

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*amount in US Dollars
**due to depreciation, actual funding is down to about $131m
***based on $131 million total, remaining funding is $61.5million)

ADB's Vision of Livable Cities

ADB’s vision is to transform the archetypical chaotic, polluted, inequitable cities of Asia and the Pacific into a competitive, equitable, environmentally sustainable, and climate resilient urban centers—in short, livable cities. This will require a new approach to city development, including how ADB supports that development.

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