Rishikesh Ram Bhandary is a doctoral candidate at the Fletcher School and a predoctoral fellow at the Climate Policy Lab at CIERP. His research interests include the architecture of climate finance, climate negotiations, the linkages between governance of climate change and sustainable development. His dissertation investigates how developing countries have sought to mobilize climate finance by setting up national climate funds. Through case studies of national climate funds in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, and Indonesia, this study harvests early lessons on the opportunities and challenges afforded by national climate funds. The dissertation also utilizes Fiji's ongoing exploratory process of designing its national climate fund as a real-time study of how a country designs its national climate fund.