An important decision to be made early on is how to approach the implementation of the NAPA. The two main options are either to pursue funding through the LDCF for a single project, going through the whole sequence of steps in submitting a proposal, or to design a strategy for implementing the whole NAPA. This would be done by designing an integrated or programmatic approach that would address all of the priority needs, going through the planning and justifications for implementation, then accessing the LDCF for an initial phase of the implementation under the current ceiling of funding available to each LDC.
|Best practice: Thorough implementation strategies can help take advantage of opportunities as increased funding becomes available. Countries that were able to carefully consider and plan their implementing strategy during the NAPA preparation process generally experienced a smoother transition into the implementation phase.|
|Lessons learned: Some LDCs have felt that the absence of early guidelines for the implementation of NAPAs has prohibited the development of a comprehensive implementation strategy during the NAPA preparation phase. Many LDCs adopted a single project approach and would have favoured a programmatic approach if clear guidelines to develop such an approach had been made available to them.|