About UK PACT

UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions) is a flagship programme under the UK’s International Climate Finance (ICF) portfolio. The UK is committed to tackling climate change and is investing £11.6bn via ICF over the five years to March 2026. UK PACT was established in 2018 with £70m funding for an initial three-year period. In September 2021, the UK Prime Minister announced £200m of new funding for UK PACT to continue its delivery and grow as a programme over the next four years to March 2026.

We fund projects which support partner countries eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA) to implement and increase their ambitions for carbon emissions reductions in line with their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). All UK PACT projects work to accelerate partner countries’ transition to low carbon development. 

UK PACT delivers impact through a combination of grant funding for longer term capacity-building projects and the rapid mobilisation of short term expertise for skill-shares and secondment opportunities.

How UK PACT delivers impact

UK PACT delivers capacity-building activities through three delivery mechanisms: Country Programmes, Skill-Shares and Secondments and the Green Recovery Challenge Fund. Our delivery model creates opportunities for synergies, knowledge sharing and learning between projects.

Country
Programmes

Country Programmes

The Country Programmes support innovative projects in China, Colombia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria and South Africa. Projects provide capacity building in partner countries’ priority sectors as identified by country context and government demand.

Green Recovery
Challenge Fund

Green Recovery Challenge Fund

The Green Recovery Challenge Fund provides support for innovative capacity-building projects in a wider range of ODA-eligible countries to promote emissions reductions and low-carbon solutions. It also delivers the Country Programmes component in Nigeria.

Skill-Shares
& Secondments

Skill-Shares & Secondments

Skill-Shares & Secondments provide short-term peer-to-peer skill shares with country counterparts and long-term secondments into key institutions.

Where we are working

Current UK PACT projects

The UK PACT programme operates across multiple countries and continents. UK PACT is demand-driven, adjusting key focus areas on partner countries' needs and sector priorities. Find out more about our live projects by exploring this map.

How does UK PACT support partner countries?

UK PACT’s goal is to alleviate poverty by working with partner countries to accelerate climate change mitigation by:

  • supporting them to improve the capacity and capability of key institutions (public, private, and civil society)
  • addressing barriers and constraints to clean growth
  • pursuing opportunities for greater climate ambition
  • enabling access to climate finance

UK PACT is demand-driven and provides support in:

  • policy technical assistance
  • capacity development
  • skills development
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How is UK PACT delivered?

UK PACT’s delivery model has three components:

Country Programmes: delivered by Palladium International Limited, support innovative projects in China, Colombia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico and South Africa. ICF Consulting Services Limited is delivering the Country Programmes component in Nigeria. Projects provide capacity building in partner countries’ priority sectors as identified by country context and government demand.

Skill-Shares and Secondments: delivered by PA Consulting Services Limited, provide short-term peer-to-peer skill shares with country counterparts and long-term secondments into key institutions.

Green Recovery Challenge Fund: delivered by ICF Consulting Services Limited, provides support for innovative capacity-building projects in a wider range of ODA-eligible countries to promote emissions reductions and low carbon solutions, and is delivering the Country Programmes component in Nigeria.