This dissertation project harvests early lessons on how developing countries have tried to mobilize and coordinate climate finance with the help of national climate funds. This study examines how and why national climate funds have been designed the way they are and investigates how these design features have impacted their ability to mobilize climate finance and contribute to mainstreaming of climate change. Cases include Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, and Indonesia. This study will also make use of the insights from another project that supported the design of Fiji’s national climate fund. This dissertation brings together the academic literature on international regime complexes and public administration by studying how developing countries make choices about climate finance architectures. This study is also expected to yield practical policy recommendations to countries that are also exploring design options for national climate funds.
Project Lead: Rishikesh Bhandary