Project for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Mekong Delta in Ben Tre and Tra Vinh Provinces

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Project for Adaption to Climate Change in the Mekong Delta in Ben Tre and Tra Vinh Provinces

The goal of this project is to support sustainable livelihoods for the rural poor in a changing environment, strengthening the adaptive capacity of target communities and institutions to better contend with climate change.

The project is to be implemented in two provinces in the north-east Mekong Delta Region of Viet Nam. Thirty communes have been selected in each province based on their poverty ranking, vulnerability to climate change and overlap with communes covered by the government's National Target Programme on New Rural Development.

The two main components of the project are:

  • Building the capacity for climate change adaptation with participating communities, institutions and provinces for the agriculture and rural development sector
  • Investing in sustainable rural livelihoods by providing the financial means and facilities to scale up the results of community-based research and development in this sector.

The target group for the project includes poor and near poor rural households with and without land or other productive assets, and rural people without marketable skills. Ethnic minorities receive priority within the target group, and the project proposes specific measures to ensure women's participation in relevant activities, including minimum participation rates in community and commune-level planning.

Status: Closed
Viet Nam
Approval Date
11 December 2013
2013 - 2020
Rural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 49.34 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 34 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 7.58 million
Beneficiaries US$ 7.77 million
Financing terms
Highly Concessional
Project ID
Project Contact
Thomas Rath

Project design reports

Project design reports

Project design report Region: Asia and the Pacific

Environmental and social impact assessment

Final environmental and social management framework

Interim (mid-term) review report

Interim (mid-term) review report

Resettlement action framework

PCR digest

Special study

Project list

Project completion report




Building sustainable, climate-resilient rural livelihoods in Viet Nam

February 2024

This photo book tells the stories of ten people who benefited from the Project for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Mekong Delta in the Ben Tre and Tra Vinh Provinces. Three years after the project closed, the rural businesses they built have proven to be sustainable, enabling them to escape poverty and contribute to the well-being of their families and communities.

Vietnam: Project for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Mekong Delta (AMD)

October 2023

The project mainstreamed climate-informed socio-economic development plans in two provinces.