Where we work

LoCAL started in Bhutan and Cambodia in 2011. Since its global scale-up in 2014, LoCAL has evolved considerably, and now engages 107 local governments representing over 6 million people in 14 countries: Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Cambodia, The Gambia, Ghana, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Tanzania and Tuvalu.

As LoCAL continues to expand its global reach, more local governments are expected to join in 2018 and make use of the mechanism, thereby enabling more poor people to benefit from this new type of access to climate finance and the adaptation investments that follow.

More LDCs have expressed their interest and are preparing to join LoCAL, as it offers them a proven and scalable means to channel climate finance effectively and transparently to the people most in need.

The objective in these countries is to pilot a mechanism that can then be scaled up to the national level, ultimately reaching over 400 million people.

Click on any of the countries below to find out what we are doing locally.




The Gambia

Lao P.D.R.




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