ASAP1 has 40 projects in implementation adding a grant element to the concessional loan or loans at ordinary terms, which made the ASAP1 very specific in its approach to turn projects into climate resilient undertakings. There has been an ASAP1 progress review conducted by ODI in 2015, which provides additional insight to the procecures of the programme.
The collaboration IFAD has with CCAFS is under an IFAD grant programme called “Learning Alliance for Adaptation in Smallholder Agriculture”. Under this framework, CCAFS provides support to the ASAP programme by undertaking specific studies on selected topics (economic evaluation of adaptation options, gender, private sector, nutrition, some intermediate results studies in selected country projects, etc.).
The agreed concept of ASAP2 is focused on technical assistance, risk assessment, NGO collaboration and other “soft” services and the provision of grant elements to the lending portfolio is entirely dropped.
With the 100% climate mainstreaming in IFAD’s regular portfolio, a climate risk classification is carried out for every project and programme through environmental and climate proofing by a climate screening note to help manage climate risks in preparation of any portfolio action. In other words, IFAD’s social, environmental and climate assessment procedures (SECAP) are now fully used in any IFAD allocation.