Development Policy Loan to Strengthen Social Resilience to Climate Change



This project aims to institutionalise policies aims at strengthening social resilience to extreme situations, in particular those caused by climate change. In 2011, the Government of Mexico requested a USD 300 million Development Policy Loan (DPL) from the World Bank for this purpose. In March 2012, the World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved the USD 300.75 million DPL.

The DPL will enhance policy coordination and participatory processes and envisages action in three main areas: 1) Long-term state level guided climate change action programmes with financing mechanisms and schemes to foster inter-government coordination and collaboration; 2) Municpal level guided disaster risk reduction and land development, with financial structures for risk reduction and land development with social and environmental goals in at least 60 municipalities; 3) Improved sustainable forest management through the support of public policies and programmes that promote community-based forest management, with a focus on the poorest people in rural areas and indigenous communities whose livelihoods are supported by forests.  

The DPL aims to promote collaboration between the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, SEMARNAT), the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación, SAGARPA) and the Ministry of Social Development (Secretaria de Desarrollo Social, SEDESOL), who are the three institutions responsible for implementing the DPL. In this way, the DPL aims to encourage information sharing as well as policy and programme alignment between the respective institutions.

It aims to create four consultation REDD+ groups, one national and three subnational, comprised of non-profit organisations, academia, private sector and indigenous groups.