Volume II of this study commissioned by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in April 2013 is based on a review of more than 200 climate change-related funds and financing mechanisms in the Asian region, along with interviews with 24 development financing institutions, banks, and private sector fund managers across seven countries.
The purpose of Volume II is to supplement Volume I with additional and more detailed information about public and private sources of climate financing available to the developing Asian countries that are included in the USAID Low Emissions Asian Development (LEAD) program: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, and Vietnam. The report is organized into two sections. The first section contains information about public sector funds; the second section describes private sector funds. The information was compiled from various sources, including desk research using the Climate Finance Options, Climate Funds Update, and individual fund websites, and through interviews held with fund managers. The private sector fund section contains descriptions of private sector funds and mechanisms active in the developing countries that are included in the USAID LEAD program. This section is organized into three sub-sections: asset management companies; private equity and venture capital; and public-private partnerships.