Coastal Climate-Resilient Infrastructure Project (CCRIP)Bangladesh

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The Coastal Climate-Resilient Infrastructure Project (CCRIP) aims to reduce poverty and increase incomes in rural coastal districts of Bangladesh by improving rural connectivity in a sustainable and “climate-proof” manner. The project involves investments in rural roads, bridges, culverts, cyclone shelters and markets, as well as knowledge management and capacity building efforts. The USD 150 million project is funded by the Government of Bangladesh, IFAD, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the German Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), through a combination of grants and loans. Activities include:

  • Upgrading and climate proofing of 537 kilometers of rural roads.
  • Upgrading and climate proofing of 3,050 meters of bridges and culverts.
  • Upgrading 274 rural markets to meet climate resilient standards.
  • Construction/improvement of 25 multipurpose cyclone shelters and 15 kilometers of access tracks.
  • Construction of 5 animal shelters.
  • Strengthening the management information system (MIS) and geographic information system (GIS) of the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED).
  • Promoting inter-agency collaboration through a web-portal for learning and networking and the establishment of a community of practice.
  • Raising the capacity of LGED staff and local government units to support development of climate resilient rural infrastructure.
Relationship to CSA

Project activities will increase the resilience of rural communities in target districts. By providing access to markets, the incomes and livelihoods of people within these districts are expected to improve as well.

Impact and lessons learned

It is expected that the project will improve the lives of 3.5 million poor men and women in 12 districts.


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    Project Summary. Coastal Climate Resilient Infrastructure Project (formerly Climate Resilient Infrastructure Improvement in Coastal Zone Project). This document is a project summary/program approval request for the climate resilience pilot project Coast Climate Resilient Infrastructure Project.
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    Asian Development Bank. 2015. Bangladesh: Coastal Climate-Resilient Infrastructure Project. This project is proposed under the Government of Bangladesh's Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR), prepared under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR). The PPCR is a part of the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) within the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), to pilot and demonstrate ways to mainstream climate resilience in development planning and management. The SPCR was approved by the PPCR Sub-committee on 10 November 2010. Led by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the World Bank and International Finance Corporation, proposed investments in the Bangladesh SPCR will focus on improving coastal embankments, rural connectivity, water supply and sanitation, promoting public-private financing, and capacity building for mainstreaming climate resilience, and knowledge management.

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The basics

Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is an integrative approach to address these interlinked challenges of food security and climate change, that explicitly aims for three objectives:

A. Sustainably increasing agricultural productivity, to support equitable increases in farm incomes, food security and development;

B. Adapting and building resilience of agricultural and food security systems to climate change at multiple levels; and

C. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture (including crops, livestock and fisheries).

Entry points

Agriculture affects and is affected by climate change in a wide range of ways and there are numerous entry points for initiating CSA programmes or enhancing existing activities. Productivity, mitigation and adaptation actions can take place at different technological, organizational, institutional and political levels. To help you navigate these myriad entry points we have grouped them under three Thematic Areas: (i) CSA practices, (ii) CSA systems approaches, and (iii) Enabling environments for CSA. Each entry point is then described and analysed in terms of productivity, adoption and mitigation potential and is illustrated with cases studies, references and internet links for further information.

Develop a CSA plan

Planning for, implementing and monitoring CSA projects and programmes evolves around issues of understanding the context including identification of major problems/barriers and opportunities related to the focus of the programme; developing and prioritizing solutions and designing plans; implementation; and monitoring and evaluation. Most major development agencies have their own framework for project and programme formulation and management but CCAFS has developed a specific approach for planning, implementing and assessing CSA projects and programme called CSA plan. CSA plan was developed to provide a guide for operationalizing CSA planning, implementation and monitoring at scale. CSA plan consist of four major components: (1) Situation analysis; (2) Targeting and prioritizing; (3) Program support; and (4) Monitoring. evaluation and learning.


To meet the objectives of CSA, such as agricultural development, food security and climate change adaptation and mitigation, a number of potential funding sources are available. For instance, climate finance sources may be used to leverage agriculture finance and mainstream climate change into agricultural investments. This section offers an overview of potential sources of funding for activities in climate-smart agriculture (CSA) at national, regional and international levels and for a number of different potential ‘clients’ including governments, civil society, development organizations and others. Additionally, it includes options to search among a range of funding opportunities according to CSA focus area, sector and financing instrument.

Resource library

CSA Guide provides a short and concise introduction and overview of the multifaceted aspects of climate-smart agriculture. At the same time it offers links to references and key resources that allows for further investigations and understanding of specific topics of interest. In the resource library we have gathered all the references, key resources, terms and questions in one place for a quick overview and easy access that can be used as a part of or independently of the other sections of the website. The resource library is divided into six sections; (1) References – list all publications, links and blogs referred to on the website; (2) Tools – list all the CSA tools presented on the website; (3) Key terms – explains the most important and frequently used terms related to CSA; (4) Frequently asked questions (FAQ) – provides a rapid overview of the most common questions asked on climate-smart agriculture; (5) About – where you can find out more about the purpose and structure of, as well as on the organizations and authors behind the website; (6) Contact.

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