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Independent insights from vulnerable developing countries

The Adaptation Fund established under the Kyoto Protocol has reached the implementation stage of adaptation projects in developing countries. This publication summarises the state of play in the Adaptation Fund and the key experiences of members of the Adaptation Fund NGO Network, at the international policy level as well as within developing countries. The document provides insights into the implementation and preparation of adaptation projects in seven developing countries. Four of the countries (Benin, Jamaica, Senegal, South Africa) will implement direct access, while three of them (Honduras, Nicaragua, Pakistan) will work with multilateral implementing entities. It highlights that local stakeholders must be involved from the beginning of the project design, and the establishment of synergies between all the actors (government, beneficiaries, universities and NGOs) seems to be the main route towards simplifying processes and enhancing results until the last stage of the evaluation.