About UK PACT

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UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions) is a £70m flagship programme under the UK’s International Climate Finance (ICF) portfolio. ICF is committed to investing £11.6bn over the next five years, between 2021/22 to 2025/26, to tackle climate change. The three-year programme (2018-2022) is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

We finance projects supporting partner countries eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA) to implement and increase their ambitions for carbon emission reductions in line with their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). All UK PACT projects work to accelerate partner countries’ transition to low carbon development in alignment with the 2015 Paris Agreement.

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

UK PACT is a capacity-building and technical assistance programme. We fund projects that improve our partner countries’ capacity and capability to design and implement low carbon policies, address the barriers and constraints to clean growth and pursue greater low carbon ambition. Funding can be allocated to feasibility studies, policy and regulatory analysis, and technical skill-shares of specialist expertise to partner countries.

UK PACT is demand-driven. Our projects respond directly to demand identified by partner governments across strategic areas by providing grants to implementing partners (such as NGOs, businesses and academia). Our partners are selected for their potential to deliver capacity-building support to address the priorities identified by governments.

UK PACT operates across multiple strategic sectors. We help build the capacity of our partner countries in some of the strategic areas they have identified for the low carbon transition of their economies. The breadth of the UK PACT project portfolio covers diverse sectors such as green finance, forests, clean energy and energy efficiency and sustainable transport.

The programme meets the demand for high quality skills and expertise aligned with UK leadership and experience.

How UK PACT delivers impact

UK PACT builds capacity and provides technical assistance through three funding 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.

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Country Programmes

support innovative capacity-building projects in partner countries as identified by country context and demand from government stakeholders.

Green Recovery Challenge Fund

supports innovative capacity-building projects in a wider range of ODA-eligible countries to promote emissions reductions and low carbon solutions.

Skill-Shares and Secondments

provide both short-term peer-to-peer skill shares with country counterparts and long-term secondments into key institutions.

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. 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.