What We Do


    The LIUPCP will establish a grant based Settlement Improvement Fund (SIF) for supporting priority investments in primary infrastructure in low-income settlements (such as drains and footpaths, latrines, reservoirs and water dwells, and access road improvements). The investments in infrastructure development and service delivery will meet the needs and priorities of the poor and extremely poor communities, including women and children, and persons with disabilities. Identified needs will need to incorporate climate resilience.


    • Develop detailed protocols on the Climate Resilient Municipal Infrastructure Fund (CRMIF) comprising: a) eligible investments, b) guidelines on the development of investment packages (geographical coverage, method and processes), c) administration of the funds, d) TA support, e) oversight, quality assurance and monitoring;
    • Develop detailed output implementation plans in response to the specific context of selected cities / towns;
    • Support cities/towns with development of a climate resilience capital investment package that might include: a) assessment of climate resilient infrastructure and capacity issues and gaps, b) development of an infrastructure asset inventory and condition assessment, c) setting goals, objectives and targets for the provision of climate resilient, d) identifying potential projects, e) prioritizing options against locally agreed criteria, f) pre-feasibility /feasibility profiling of priorities;
    • Provide CRMIF grants against agreed and submitted climate resilience capital investment packages;
    • Support cities/towns with appropriate investment proposals with the submission of an application for BMDF loans;
    • Develop and support oversight, quality assurance and monitoring;
    • Review procedures, document good practice and revise the protocols based on implementation experience.




    • Adapt and adopt Public Health Fund (PHF) procedures (method, administration, processing, monitoring)
    • Support the development of: a) community profile comprising demographic, land tenure, physical and socio-economic information of the settlement and community, b) community base map, c) settlement improvement plan (SIP) integrating climate resilience measures identifying priority community and communal infrastructure
    • Provide cost sharing grants for: a) community infrastructure (drainage, streetlights), b) communal WASH facilities
    • Support the development of PHF Implementation Committees in all participating cities / towns and communities
    • Award community contracts for the implementation of PHF grants
    • Support the development of community-level skills in planning, costing, implementation and craftsmanship through community contracting
    • Support development of community-led quality assurance oversight and monitoring