The Green Climate Fund works through a wide range of Accredited Entities (AEs) to channel its resources to projects and programmes. AEs have different characteristics and can be private or public, non-governmental, sub-national, national, regional or international, as long as they meet the standards of the Fund. AEs carry out a range of activities that usually include the development of funding proposals and the management and monitoring of projects/programmes. Countries may access GCF resources through multiple entities simultaneously. Entities seeking accreditation to the GCF will be assessed against the GCF’s fiduciary principles and standards, environmental and social safeguards (ESS) and gender policy.The GCF has created a Self-Assessment Tool for entities seeking accreditation.