This review will assess the relevance, coherence and effectiveness of the Blue Planet Fund since it was established in 2021, including how well it is responding to the needs of developing countries in line with the UK’s wider objectives on international climate finance. We will do this by examining its policies, strategies, frameworks and coordination mechanisms, as well as by conducting interviews with staff across Defra and FCDO and focusing on two country case studies, Fiji and Mozambique.
- How relevant is the Blue Planet Fund to developing country needs as part of meeting the UK’s international climate finance objectives?
- How coherent and coordinated is the Fund within and across the two departments (Defra and FCDO)?
- Are the systems, controls and procedures of the Blue Planet Fund adequate to ensure effective and efficient programming and good value for money?