NDF - Financing for climate change and development projects

Climate change adaptation in poor neighbourhoods of Tegucigalpa

Photo: Enrique Alvarado
20.12.2013

NDF and IDB have signed an agreement to support adaptation planning in marginal neighbourhoods in Tegucigalpa.

The Latin American region is the second most urbanized on the planet. In 1980 about 62% of the population lived in urban areas while in 2012 it was 82%. In Honduras, the urban population is growing fast and the metropolitan area of Tegucigalpa is home to a large part of the Honduran population, the majority living in poverty in more than 220 marginal neighbourhoods of the capital.  

Climate risks are a significant concern for poor households in Tegucigalpa, in addition to the other insecurities or vulnerabilities that they face. The vulnerability of these marginal neighbourhoods has many dimensions, including lack of access to basic and social infrastructure (including big deficits in road conditions and drainage systems), poor socioeconomic conditions at household level (in terms of education, health and labor market insertion), and the fragility of the social capital.

The objective of this technical cooperation project is to integrate climate change adaptation actions into an IDB program that will make comprehensive neighbourhood upgrading plans in poor areas of the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa. The NDF support will allow poor households to build resilience against severe weather, protect their assets during severe weather, and rebuild them after such events. Another objective will be to generate capacity in the Honduran Social Investment Fund to integrate climate change considerations in their future investments.

The NDF support is linked to a larger IDB financed neighbourhood upgrading program for Tegucigalpa called "Integration and Urban Coexistence Program”.

More information

Adaptation to Climate Change in Poor Neighbourhoods of Tegucigalpa

IDB: Integration and Urban Coexistence Program