The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis (GSKN) has received financing through the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Country Readiness Programme and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued. In this regard, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has been selected as the Delivery Partner to support the implementation of a project entitled – “GCF Readiness Proposal for St. Kitts and Nevis for Institutional Capacity and Coordination and Country Programming”. The financing shall not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than the GSKN shall derive any rights from the financing or have any claim to the proceeds of the financing.
St. Kitts and Nevis is seeking to build capacity within its National Designated Authority (NDA) to the GCF, by delivering the necessary mechanisms to help the NDA to better engage with the GCF and increase access to funding. Specifically, the project will develop a coordination mechanism for stakeholders and a strategic country programme that will guide St. Kitts and Nevis engagement with the GCF. In addition, a new National Development Plan, that provides the guiding framework for development priorities, strategies and targets to be achieved over the period 2022-37, and an Urban Resilience Plan will be completed.
CDB now wishes to procure consultancy services for the development of a National Development Planning Framework.
The objective of this consultancy is to improve economic and social development in St. Kitts and Nevis by building climate resilience into development planning. Development planning that builds in resilience across all sectors is important for St. Kitts and Nevis and is aligned with the country’s climate change goals and polices. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of eight (8) months. Further details can be found in the Terms of Reference, which is available for download.