Multilateral aid is channelled from international or regional bodies such as the European Union, the World Bank, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the regional development banks and other United Nations bodies like GEF, UNEP and UNDP, for use in or on behalf of aid recipient countries. The funding is channelled as low-interest loans, interest-free credits and grants.
Multilateral development institutions have developed special policies and procedures for resource allocation for development, also called aid instruments.
The total amount of on-going projects related to the UNCCD, financed by international financial institutions equates to more than 28 billion and it remains evident that multilateral institutions are by far the most significant funders of projects related to drought and land degradation.
The following provides information on multilateral development partners and regional development banks, their geographic outreach, areas of interest and contact details.
- Cooperación Andina de Fomento (CAF)
- EuropeAid Development and Cooperation
- Fond Français pour l'Environnement Mondial (FFEM)
- Global Environment Facility (GEF)
- International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
- Nordic Development Fund (NDF)
- Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO)
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
- United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
- World Bank Group (WB)
Regional development banks
- African Development Bank Group
- Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
- Asian Development Bank (ADB)
- Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)
- Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
- European Investment Bank (EIB)
- Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
- Islamic Development Bank
- Pacific Islands Development Bank (PIDB)