Early Scoping of Adaptation - Design and Concept Notes


The framework can be used to help the early sequencing and prioritisation of climate risks, and of early VFM adaptation to respond to these, using an iterative framework. It can therefore be used for the early design and scoping of plans, programmes and projects, i.e. for:


  A new ICF concept note for a new DFID programme
  The integration (mainstreaming) of climate change into existing DfID office programmes
  For national level adaptation planning or sector mainstreaming in Government.


It provides an approach and supporting information and tools to help in the identification and sequencing of risks and adaptation.  It also provides a typology of early VfM actions that fit within the iterative climate risk management framework. For further information, click on the information notes below, or see one of the short videos which highlight the applications.  For more practical examples, see our case studies below.







Learn more about the practical application of the framework

read about the following DFID case studies from the study





DFID Rwanda and the

FONERWA climate fund


DFID Rwanda and



Zanzibar national

adaptation plan


DFID Bangladesh,

new ICF scoping note






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Sarah Love (DFID)

talks about the




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Paul Watkiss 

discusses the

VFM application


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Dr Aboud Jumba

highlights the

study benefits






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Mark Davies (DFID)

talks about the