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The GEF unites 183 countries in partnership with international institutions, civil society organizations (CSOs), and the private sector to address global environmental issues while supporting national sustainable development initiatives. Today the GEF is the largest public funder of projects to improve the global environment. An independently operating financial organization, the GEF provides grants for projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants. Since 1991, the GEF has achieved a strong track record with developing countries and countries with economies in transition, providing USD11.5 billion in grants and leveraging USD57 billion in co-financing for over 3,215 projects in over 165 countries. Through its Small Grants Programme (SGP), the GEF has also made more than 16,030 small grants directly to civil society and community based organizations, totaling USD653.2 million. For more information, visit www.thegef.org. May 2014 Annual Performance Report of UNDP Supported GEF financed projects © United Nations Development Programme 304 East 45th Street, 9th Floor New York, NY 10017 USA www.undp.org All right reserved. This publication or parts of it may not be reproduced, stored by means of any system or transmitted, in any form or by any medium, whether electronic, mechanical, photocopied, recorded or of any other type, without the prior permission of the United Nations Development Programme. Authors: Margarita Arguelles, Nancy Bennet, Ciara Daniels, Jessie Mee and Stephanie Ullrich, John Gardner Public Service Fellow (University of California, Berkeley) Design: Camilo J. Salomón (camilo.salomon@benedictodesign.com, www.benedictodesign.com) Cover photo: In India, UNDP, with financing from the GEF, is supporting local communities to develop sustainable agricultural processes and alternative livelihoods. Atula’s family, along with the 4,000 other households in the villages of the northeastern state of Nagaland, have witnessed a 20% increase in their average income. Credit Zubeni Lotha/UNDP India. C Printed on recycled paper

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Foreword 2 I. Overview of the GEF Vertical Funds in UNDP

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We are delighted to bring together them a steady income and are not II. Progress toward Results 8 in one report highlights of UNDP environmentally damaging. Ecosystems Biodiversity 8 supported projects thatand have received grant financing the Global Transport and Technology Energy,from Infrastructure, 14 Environment Facility (GEF). Most of Green Low Emission Climate Resilient Development Strategies 18 The progress towards transformational these projects are designed to achieve change outlined in this report would Water and Ocean 21 global environmental benefitsGovernance in the not be possible without the strong long-term, and this is most effectively Chemicals 24 commitment of our country partners realised through empowering local and the GEF. Our country partners Gender in Action 26 communities, generating livelihoods, are driving the kind of change noted III. Key Results Closed Projects by Region 28 and catalysing effectiveof local, national, above, and are increasingly selecting regional mechanisms. IV. governance By the Numbers 42 UNDP to assist them in accessing GEFGEF-financed resources whichProjects is why, since Annex 1: Table of UNDP-supported Under 44 Implementation in 2013 the beginning of the GEF-5 phase For example, in Malaysia, many (i.e. July 2010) to the end of the Annex 2: Acronyms and Abbreviations 76 years of overfishing has resulted period covered in this report (end Annex 3: Contacts 77 in dwindling fish populations and 2013), UNDP mobilized over USD 1.3 damaged the island’s precious marine billion in GEF grant resources for XX eco-system, making it increasingly countries. difficult for the families of Redang to eke out a living. Tourism has thrived on the island, but most villagers I would like to thank my UNDP lacked the language skills and Figure 1: The organisational structure of the Global colleagues for theirEnvironment commitment Facility 5 industry training needed for the trade. the results outlined in Figure 2: EBD — Numbertoofachieving Countries Working in Select 9 Malaysia’s marine parkImpacts authorities, this report, andImpacted for their continued Production Sectors and Area Directly with support from UNDP and GEF, challenges 3: conserve EBD Impacts — Number support and sizeinofaddressing Protectedthe Areas Impacted 12 haveFigure begun to Redang’s inherent in doing so. We hope you marine-diversity whilePIR alsoReporting creating Cohort by Region and Technical Team 75 Figure 4: 2013 find this report informative and look new jobs for the local communities. forward to receiving your feedback. Communities that once resorted to violating marine park rules to earn an income – breaking off corals to sell to tourists or fishing within Adriana Dinu prohibited zones - now protect the Executive Coordinator and Director marine resources as a community a.i., UNDP-GEF Unit, UNDP asset. Through training programmes,

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Foreword We are delighted to share with you our sixth Annual Performance Report, showcasing results of UNDP-supported projects that have received grant financing from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). While only some GEF-financed projects can be highlighted in this short report, a full list of projects under implementation is provided in Annex 1, and other GEF-financed projects are also included in the UNDP Annual Report and the GEF Annual Monitoring Report1. A separate annual report of the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP), implemented by UNDP, is available on-line2. The GEF is the main global mechanism to support developing countries in fulfilling their commitments under major multilateral environmental agreements. GEF-financed projects address the key drivers of environmental degradation in order to achieve, in the long-term, global environmental benefits such as reducing the loss of biodiversity, or mitigating as well as avoiding the impacts of climate change, amongst others. Countries access their GEF resource allocation by developing projects with one of ten3 GEF Agencies, and countries make this selection based on the comparative advantages of each GEF Agency. UNDP believes the GEF is a critical instrument for achieving sustainable development. UNDP’s comparative advantage is in assisting countries to design and implement innovative and scalable interventions that will deliver multiple development benefits. This demonstrates that global environmental objectives are most effectively achieved by connecting social, economic and environmental needs.

Adriana Dinu Credit Midori Paxton/UNDP.

Each and every one of the GEF financed projects highlighted in this report made significant contributions to inclusive and sustainable growth, effective governance and enhanced resilience in over 120 countries. It gives me great pleasure to note that more and more projects are demonstrating the gender impacts of their work and the nature of the interventions show that women are key drivers of change. I would like to thank everyone involved in these projects for their hard work and commitment to achieving global environmental benefits and paving the way to sustainable development. We hope you will enjoy this report and look forward to your feedback.

Adriana Dinu Executive Coordinator and Director a.i., UNDP-GEF

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I. Overview of the GEF Vertical Fund in UNDP The Global Environment Facility The Global Environment Facility (GEF) was established in October 1991 to assist countries in protecting the global environment and to promote environmentally-sound sustainable development. Since it began the GEF has provided USD 11.5 billion in grant support to over 165 countries through over 3,215 projects. The GEF administers four trust funds, the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund (GEF); Least Developed Countries Trust Fund (LDCF); Special Climate Change Trust Fund (SCCF); the Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund (NPIF), and provides secretariat services, on an interim basis, for the Adaptation Fund. 4

The GEF serves as the financial mechanism for the Convention on Biological Diversity; the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change; the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants; the UN Convention to Combat Desertification; and the recent Minamata Convention on Mercury.

Although not linked formally to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the GEF supports the implementation of the Protocol in countries with economies in transition. The GEF also finances work to help countries collectively manage their transboundary surface water basins, groundwater basins, and coastal and marine systems in order to share the benefits from them. For a country to be eligible to receive GEF funding it must qualify as a developing country for assistance from the UN system or the World Bank and be party to the appropriate multilateral environmental agreement. The primary eligibility requirements are set out in Article 9 of the GEF Instrument 5. The GEF is a partnership and a global network. As outlined in Figure 1, the GEF governance and management structure consists of the GEF Assembly, the GEF Council, the GEF Secretariat, the GEF Independent Evaluation Office, the Scientific Technical Advisor Panel (STAP), and 10 GEF Agencies6.

UNDP as a GEF Agency Countries choose to work with UNDP to access GEF grant funds in order to address inter-linked environment and development challenges outlined in UNDP country programme documents and United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAFs), which in turn are aligned with the vision of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. National entities directly implement GEF-financed projects – typically national government agencies or departments – or, on occasion, a non-governmental organisation, another UN agency or a regional organisation may implement the project. GEF Agencies received a fee7 to provide ‘project cycle management services’ for each GEF-financed project and for undertaking portfolio-wide ‘corporate services’. The services provided are mandated by the GEF Council and are outlined in Table 1.

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Figure 1: The organisational structure of the Global Environment Facility Strategic guidance

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Stap8 GEF Assembly Countries: Political Focal Points GEF Council Countries: Council Members Constituencies Conventions: Conventions Focal Points

Quality assurance and results-based management A critical factor in the successful UNDP and GEF partnership has been UNDP’s ability to provide high quality project design and quality assurance support. This is in large part due to a three-tier system of quality control which relies on the: 1. Proximity of UNDP Country Offices to country partners enabling them to provide local response and quality assurance; 2. Highly qualified and specialised technical advisors in the regions able to support Country Offices with expertise in technical subject areas, and knowledge of the range, requirements and processes of various financial mechanisms; and,

GEF Secretariat

GEF Agences UNDP UNEP World Bank ADB AFDB EBRD FAO IADB IFAD UNIDO

Projects Countries: Operational Focal Points, Convention Focal Points, other gov't agencies, civil society

GEF Independent Evaluation Office

3. Global technical advisors able to provide state-of-the-art technical knowledge, forecast emerging policy trends, maintain links with specialized financial mechanisms, and lead new strategic capability development efforts. UNDP-supported projects with GEF financing are required to follow standard UNDP monitoring and evaluation policies as well as GEF monitoring and evaluation policies and requirements. This combined approach to results management is organized at two levels, as outlined in Table 2.

projects and technical teams, as outlined in Table 3. Many of these management performance indicators are also used by the GEF to track and report on the performance of GEF Agencies. By continuously improving its organisational efficiency and effectiveness, the UNDP-GEF Unit can contribute to the better delivery of project results on-the-ground and can demonstrate its value for money.

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Overview of the GEF Vertical Fund in UNDP

Table 1: Services GEF Agencies provide to the GEF Project cycle management services: the project-level quality assurance provided for the duration of the project.

Corporate Activities: undertaken by GEF Agencies when they engage with the GEF Secretariat, the GEF Trustee, the GEF Independent Evaluation Office and the GEF Council.

Activities include: 1. Project identification 2. Preparation of a project concept 3. Preparation of a detailed project document 4. Project approval and start-up

1. GEF Policy support: development, revision and operationalization of GEF policies; participation in GEF governing bodies meetings 2. GEF Portfolio management: overall management and reporting of the total portfolio of projects

5. Project implementation and supervision

3. GEF Outreach and knowledge sharing: includes participation in subregional consultations, country dialogues and meetings of the GEF STAP

6. Project completion and evaluation

4. Support to the GEF Independent Evaluation Office

Table 2: Results Management of UNDP supported projects with GEF financing Level Results

Results Management Tool

Overview

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Environmental and social screening

Following UNDP requirements

Annual monitoring and reporting

Following UNDP procedures

Project initiation: Inception Workshop

Held when the project begins implementation to re-confirm stakeholder commitment to the project theory of change and results framework, outline project M&E requirements, develop an annual work plan, and clarify the roles and responsibilities of all parties.

Annual monitoring: Project Implementation Reports (PIR)

Mandatory GEF requirement for all full sized and medium sized GEF-financed projects for the full duration of the project, beginning one year after the project document has been signed. Monitors financing, cumulative progress to end-of-project outcome targets, risk, annual implementation output progress and delays, gender. At minimum, project progress must be rated by the project manager, the UNDP Country Office programme officer, and the UNDP-GEF technical advisor based in the region (RTA). In-country GEF Operational Focal Point and other partners can also rate progress. The quality of the annual PIR is independently assessed.

Mid-term Review (MTR)

Mandatory GEF requirement for all full sized GEF-financed projects. The MTR provides an independent analysis of project implementation and is designed to detect early signs of project success or failure and identify changes to be made. UNDP-GEF revised guidance on the MTR process is forthcoming in 2014.

Terminal evaluation (TE)

Mandatory GEF requirement for all GEF-financed projects. The TE provides an independent assessment of the immediate results achieved by the project. UNDP Evaluation Office guidance available on the UNDP evaluation resource centre. As required by the GEF Independent Analysis, the UNDP Independent Evaluation Office rates the quality of the TE report and also validates the findings and ratings of the project provided by the independent evaluator.

GEF Tracking Tools

Mandatory GEF requirement applied three times in the full sized project cycle: when the project document is endorsed by the GEF to set the baseline, at the mid-term and at project completion. Mandatory twice for medium sized projects: when the project document is endorsed by the GEF to set the baseline, and at project completion. These portfolio monitoring tools monitor results at the project-level which is then aggregated up to the portfolio level, and track progress towards the results outlined in the GEF results framework.9

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Table 3: Management Performance Indicators in the UNDP-GEF Unit Management performance indicators

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Project Duration: defined as planned duration in months divided by actual duration in months

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Many projects are extended passed the planned duration which incur costs particularly at the country-level. To help avoid this, a new policy has been instituted whereby all GEF-financed project extensions must be approved by UNDP-GEF senior management.

Project Development Objective (DO) Rating: defined as cumulative progress to end-of-project targets

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75% of annual cohort rated MS10 or above11

2013 performance similar to 2012 performance. See 2013 ratings in Annex 1. Projects with a DO rating in the unsatisfactory range for two consecutive years are flagged to UNDP-GEF senior management for action. In 2013, 10 projects were flagged as requiring attention.

Project Implementation Progress (IP) Rating: defined as annual implementation progress

89%

75% of total cohort rated MS10 or above11

2013 performance similar to 2012 performance. See 2013 ratings in Annex 1. Projects with an IP rating in the unsatisfactory range for two consecutive years are flagged to UNDP-GEF senior management for action. In 2013, 10 projects were flagged as requiring attention.

13% high risk

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The project risk category – high, moderate, low – is calculated from the project DO and IP ratings and the number of critical risks noted by the UNDP Country Office in the UNDP ATLAS risk log. Project risks are categorised as critical when the impact and likelihood of the risks being realised is greater than 75%. The most frequently reported critical risks are financial and operational risks followed by political and environmental.

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75% rated HS or S11

The quality of the PIR report is assessed by an external expert. Quality criteria are: completeness; balance; consistency; substantiveness and reliability; and, clarity. The target was surpassed for the second consecutive year in 2013. The quality ratings were slightly lower in Africa, and for Chemicals, and Water and Oceans Governance projects.

Project Risk

PIR quality rating

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Highly satisfactory (HS), Satisfactory (S), Moderately satisfactory (MS), Moderately unsatisfactory (MU), Unsatisfactory (U), Highly unsatisfactory (HU).

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II. Progress toward Results EBD Portfolio in Numbers: During the 2013 reporting period, 87 countries worked with UNDP to implement 144 country-level GEF-financed projects representing an investment of USD 440 million in GEF grant funding and USD 1,421 million in government and other partner financing aimed at achieving global biodiversity conservation outcomes and multiple development benefits in these countries. In addition, 38 countries were involved in nine regional projects in Africa, Arab States, ECIS and LAC collectively representing more than USD 61 million in GEF grants and nearly USD 200 million in co-financing from other partners. Two projects with a global scope will close in 2014, and these have impacted more than 46 countries around the world.

Ecosystems and Biodiversity As outlined in the UNDP Biodiversity and Ecosystems Global Framework 2012-2020, UNDP strives to harness the positive opportunities provided by biodiversity and natural ecosystems as a catalyst for sustainable development. This strategy recognizes the real value of biodiversity and natural ecosystems to society in relation to secure livelihoods, food, water and health, enhanced resilience, conservation of threatened species and their habitats, and increased carbon storage and sequestration. In practice, this strategy is applied in three main areas of work: i. integrating biodiversity and ecosystem management into development planning and production sector activities;

biodiversity, maintain land and water ecosystem services, and generate sustainable livelihoods. UNDP works with these sectors to change policies and develop guidelines to minimize negative impacts and maximize investment opportunities; and works with governments to internalize the value of biodiversity in national and sub-national plans, policies and accounting frameworks. 77 projects – representing USD 280 million in GEF grants and USD 945 million in co-financing – are working to integrate biodiversity and ecosystem management into development planning and production sector activities. This work directly impacts more than 23 million hectares of land and sea. The five production sectors targeted most commonly by these projects are: ●●

ii. ensuring protected areas contribute to sustainable development; and, iii. managing and rehabilitating ecosystems for adaptation to and mitigation of climate change.

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Progress toward achieving results in these three areas is highlighted below. In the first area of work, UNDP supports countries to promote sustainable production practices in key commercial sectors – such as fisheries, agriculture, forestry and tourism – that conserve

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Figure 2: EBD Impacts — Number of countries working in select production sectors and area directly impacted (million ha) Extractives

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Entrance to a Sacred Forest in Benin, guarded and revered by the members of a community-based association. Credit Fabiana Issler/UNDP.

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Key results: 11% of the total cohort of GEF-financed ecosystems and biodiversity projects reported on their contribution to the strengthening of ecosystem services, which support livelihoods, communities, and economies in general. This work can be divided by the type of ecosystem services that is being strengthened and that people depend on for their well-being. These include supporting services (i.e. habitats and genetic diversity); regulating services (i.e. local climate, air quality, carbon sequestration and storage, moderation of extreme events, erosion prevention and soil fertility); provisioning services (i.e. food, raw material, freshwater, medicine); cultural services (i.e. aesthetic, educational, recreational and tourism). This work directly impacted 5.9 million hectares.

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In Cuba, the Sabana Camagüey Ecosystem – a complex of terrestrial and marine ecosystems – faces significant threats from activities associated with the tourism, fishery and agriculture sectors including construction of infrastructure, over-fishing, nutrient loading and deforestation of native forests. Work is underway to transform key production practices including the prohibition of bottom trawls in sensitive areas and control of other harmful fishing practices. Results are already visible as bottom trawls caught only 8% of the annual catch versus 65% at the project’s start; with the approval of a complete ban on bottom trawling, the practice will be eliminated. The government demarcated large fishing areas—totalling nearly 350,000 hectares—as protected fishery reserves; these areas previously had no legal protection or management regime, and were susceptible to unsustainable fishing practices. In other sectors, the unsustainable solid waste and waste water management practices have been addressed through regulatory measures requiring the construction of solid waste and waste water treatment plants in all the hotels of the area. All of the new hotels in ecologically sensitive areas now have liquid waste treatment systems and use native vegetation in their gardens and landscaping. The tourism sector in the Sabana Camagüey Ecosystem now has a budget of USD 9.3 million for actions related to conservation—more than a three-fold increase over its budget at project start. In the agricultural sector, more than 2,000 ha of land previously under conventional sugar cane production have been converted

to sustainable and biodiversity-friendly agriculture, livestock and forestry; these new practices include the use of live fences—which increase soil fertility, biodiversity and water retention—and the reduction of the application of conventional inputs (e.g. fertilizers and pesticides). As a result of these and other new practices, significant decreases in organic contaminant loads have been measured in runoff from these converted sugar cane lands to inshore marine and reef areas, as compared to the levels measured at the project’s start; in the long term these decreases will lead to improved water quality and marine ecosystem integrity. In Indonesia, the inequitable distribution of the benefits provided by forests has led to land and forest degradation; this problem is particularly serious in watersheds where communities heavily rely on the ecosystems for their livelihoods and wellbeing. With GEF-financing, the capacity of 101 community-based organisations (CBOs) has been strengthened and they are now promoting sustainable alternative livelihoods compatible with watershed management. The CBOs have received small grants to – for example – purchase livestock, install micro-hydropower plants or capitalize revolving funds. The CBOs have built water supply facilities for more than 500 households and micro-hydropower plants for 50 households. In exchange for the grant, the CBO members commit to undertaking land conservation activities, such as planting trees, constructing terraces, and engaging in other soil retention measures; these small grants

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not afford good seeds. As a result of the project’s interventions, members of Tunuk jamaat have earned KGS 45,000-50,000 (USD 825 – USD 917) as net income from one harvest. In this way, important inroads have been made to reduce both soil erosion and poverty, increasing the income among residents of these areas, which can be scaled up and replicated to other areas.

Barley field in Suusamyr valley, Kyrgyzstan. Credit UNDP Kyrgyzstan. therefore represent an investment in both the community members’ well-being and the conservation of the environment. The overall direct impacts of these grants include planting of a total of more than 1.1 million trees in critical landscapes, which is equivalent to protecting 2,800 hectares from land and forest degradation. The Suusamyr Valley of Kyrgyzstan has, over the years, suffered from soil erosion of the mountain pastures – largely due to uncontrolled livestock grazing – which threatens the livelihoods of the local communities. Farmers struggled to grow enough fodder to feed their livestock during the long winters and cultivated only 1,000 ha of lands due to a limited seed supply. With GEF-financing, UNDP has supported the development of a cattle grazing plan and pasture management regime to reduce

the negative effects of livestock grazing on land and to improve rural livelihoods. The farmers received seeds of “Kylym” elite grade of barley and selected seeds of holy clover which they have sown on demonstration fields to establish a seed base and have since expanded by 3,000 hectares. The resulting harvest was distributed to jamaats, under the condition that 20% of seeds from the second harvest be given at no charge to other local communities. Under this arrangement, four jamaats in Kozhomkul village received barley seeds in 2010, and then in 2011 they then gave part of their harvest free of charge to newly established 9 jamaats; thus, after only two harvests, 13 jamaats were cultivating barley using their own seeds taken from the original stock. The Tunuk jamaat has 10 families, seven of which had never cultivated barley because they could

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In the second main area of work to implement the UNDP Biodiversity and Ecosystems Global Framework 2012-2020, UNDP assists ccountries to establish governance frameworks that strategically expand and strengthen the management and financing of protected areas at the systems level. This involves working both within and beyond the boundaries of protected areas to manage a mosaic of uses including protection, restoration, production and subsistence use, in order to deliver ecological, economic and social benefits. UNDP promotes a rights-based management paradigm based on co-management among communities living in or near protected areas, government and, in some instances, the private sector. The expansion of protected area systems aims to increase tourism revenues, promote business development and create job opportunities. Protected areas also need sustainable financing to continue to generate inclusive growth, while protecting threatened species and eco-regions, acting as a buffer against climate change-related disasters, and maintaining a supply of clean water.

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Figure 3: EBD Impacts — Number and Size (million ha) of Protected Areas Impacted Newly Established (ha)

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Key results: 74 GEF-financed projects, including three regional projects and one global project, supported Protected Areas representing a total value of USD 247 million in GEF grants and USD 661 in co-financing. This cohort of projects has a global footprint of 229 million hectares,12 of which 13 million hectares are or soon will be newly established PAs. This figure represents a total of 1,726 PAs around the world, and includes community conservation areas and Indigenous Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs).

Asia and Pacific

Europe and CIS

In Ukraine, while expanding the under-represented protected area system remains a priority, UNDP is also addressing serious shortfalls in financing the existing protected area system and strengthening the management effectiveness throughout the national system. To generate revenue through tourism, GEF-financing was used to develop tourism infrastructure in specific sites and to develop innovative itineraries and routes, which have been picked up by the private tourism companies. These are now generating income for the protected area and serve as a model for replication in other sites. A national protected area association for Ukraine was established, vocational training for PA management, and the development of an approach to cross-oblast cooperation on PA management were developed to strengthen the management effectives of the protected areas. As noted in the terminal evaluation of this project

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“An interesting development, not completely attributable to the project but likely influenced by it, is that in some rural areas in the Ukraine, at least in the demonstration sites locales, the local population and government are beginning to see protected areas as a mechanism and driver of sustainable local economic development. Much of this vision rests on the promise of tourism, which must be approached with realism and caution, but the view of protected areas as an asset rather than a detriment to the local economy is a positive shift. In addition to tourism revenue, local communities can see benefits from increased investment by the central government in the form of better roads and schools, based on a policy approach of protected areas as a centrepiece of increased economic development. As one regional protected area administrator noted, in the process of establishing new protected areas, village heads have requested field visits to areas with other protected areas, to see how the concept works, and to see the benefits.”

As a point of reference, Greenland is the world’s largest island and the 12th largest country, measuring at 216,608,600 hectares.

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Benin’s traditional model of biodiversity conservation focuses on a collection of sacred forests that play a significant role in the social and religious traditions of the country. Numbering nearly 3,000 individual sites across the country, these culturally important “islands of biodiversity” have been conserved due to cultural and religious values, though pressures from the surrounding landscapes, in which intensive agriculture is expanding, now threaten the sacred forests. To address these threats, the Beninese Government partnered with UNDP and the GEF to empower local communities to improve protection of the forests. The natural resources within the forests have been mapped, and plans have been developed for the sustainable use of those resources. Some sites have been demarcated to facilitate the legal recognition of the sacred forests by the State, a special protected area category in Benin. Though originally planned to impact 58 forests, the project is currently impacting some 80 forests; 45 of these forests now have management committees and management plans under implementation. In the third main area of work to implement the UNDP Biodiversity and Ecosystems Global Framework 2012-2020, UNDP supports countries to incorporate nature-based solutions into their strategies for adapting to and mitigating the negative impacts of climate change. Ecosystem-based adaptation can help vulnerable communities increase their resilience, and the resilience of the

ecosystems on which they depend. Rehabilitation projects are creating work opportunities, expanding and connecting PAs to conserve intact forests, wetlands, mangroves and coral reefs are providing a natural buffer for vulnerable communities against disasters intensified by climate change. Conservation and rehabilitation of natural ecosystems also contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. UNDP supports countries to maintain and restore forests, peat lands, wetlands, tidal marshes, mangroves and seagrass beds that function as effective carbon sinks. Communities are directly supported in securing land tenure and accessing new sources of finance to manage ecosystems effectively, using both traditional knowledge and innovative techniques. Haiti has long been vulnerable to climate related disasters, and climatic changes and their associated impacts pose a direct threat to the island’s coastal settlements and economies. Much of the population is concentrated in low-elevation coastal lands that are prone to hurricanes, storm surges, flooding, erosion and salinization, and some coastal cities are located in flood plains, rendering the poorest even more vulnerable when disasters strike. To address these challenges, the Government of Haiti is working with UNDP through a LDCF-financed project to build national and local adaptive capacities, enhance the resilience of current coastal development policies and plans to climate change risks,

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Key results: In this fast growing area of work, four countries began working with UNDP early on and are included in this reporting cohort representing an investment of USD 10.6 million in grants from the GEF Trust Fund, LDCF and SCCF, and USD 48.2 million of government and other partner financing. A total area of 1.4 million hectares is directly impacted by ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) interventions, in ecosystems ranging from the mountainous to the marine, bringing benefits, such as water security, to the nearby communities. and to implement an urgent set of adaptation measures. In the Jacmel area for example, four strategic areas of water recharge in the upper watersheds have been restored and improved. These areas ensure the recharge of the aquifer feeding 70% of the water consumed in the Jacmel area, and therefore the restoration of these areas has huge implications for the water security of the communities that live in this area. Work has focused on restoring landscapes around and in the recharge areas: promoting in particular agroforestry systems, installing basic infrastructure, building technical capacities of local communities, establishing local water committees and exploring the potential to establish a payment for ecosystem services scheme with the city of Jacmel to support communities in the upper watershed to conserve the landscapes and the recharge areas.

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Energy efficient steel re-rolling in India. Credit UNDP India. EITT Portfolio in Numbers: During this reporting period, 63 countries worked with UNDP to implement 78 GEF-financed projects representing an investment of USD 315 million in GEF grant funding and USD 1,834 million in government and other partner financing aimed at achieving global climate change mitigation outcomes and multiple development benefits in these countries.

Energy, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology UNDP strives to make the use and supply of energy, whether in rural or urban settings – including people’s mobility options – more accessible, sustainable, and affordable. To achieve this, UNDP and partner countries undertake projects that provide people with greater access to: i. clean and affordable energy; and, ii. low emission urban and transport infrastructure. These activities also reduce greenhouse gas emissions and thereby avoid the potential contribution these activities may have had on climate change.

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In the first area of work, UNDP promotes access to clean and affordable energy systems and services by addressing the urgent need to achieve greater access to clean energy while at the same time enhancing the quality, security and affordability of energy services. UNDP aims to improve access to energy through the promotion of distributed clean energy systems based mainly on renewable energies – such a wind, solar and small hydro – which delivers electricity – both on-grid, mini-grid and off-grid solutions – providing clean fuel for heating and cooking, promoting greater efficiency and the productive use of energy.

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In Chile, the cost of expanding the electricity grid to rural and dispersed areas is very high. Non-conventional renewable energy technology however allows the government to supply electricity to these areas in an environmentally-sound and economically viable manner. With GEF-financing, over 100 non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) technology projects that cover over 11,000 households are underway. This includes a large-scale photovoltaic demonstration project that meets the energy needs of over 3,000 households, and eight wind-diesel and solar-diesel technologies for 2,000 households. To help replicate and establish these NCRE technologies as viable energy solutions, a number of policies and regulations are being put in place including 44 technical regulations based on international standards and a national certification procedure for NCRE systems. This is an example of the kind of work UNDP undertakes with countries to remove barriers and reduce the risk of investing in renewable energy. In the second area of work, UNDP promotes low emission and climate resilient urban and transport infrastructure and systems by enhancing the quality, affordability and security of energy and optimize its use. It does this in various ways, by integrating energy efficiency in buildings; by promoting sustainable, climate resilient urban and transport system planning and design,

clean energy production, waste management and synergies in select industries, in particular those using Ozone Depleting Substances.

Key results: During this reporting period, 32 projects13 estimated the amount of direct greenhouse gas emissions that were reduced through investments made over the lifetime

UNDP is working with 35 countries on projects designed to enhance the quality, affordability and security of energy and optimizing its use. A large number of these projects promote energy efficiency in new buildings through for example the introduction of energy efficiency codes and other policies and regulations; the development of newtechnologies; and the use of new building materials and construction practices that save energy.

of the project. The total amount reported

For example, in El Salvador work is underway to introduce an effective energy efficiency policy and regulatory framework and to strengthen in-country technical capacity on the design and integration of energy efficiency measures in public buildings. These measures should result in directly avoiding the release of 42,000 tonnes of CO2 and avoiding an additional 135,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions indirectly. More than 90 energy efficiency (EE) committees in the same number of institutions have been established and are implementing energy efficiency plans. The assessment to establish the energy consumption baseline in the public buildings will support the development of an EE National Plan. The project is also finishing energy audits in ten hospitals that will help to establish an EE Plan applicable to

or from 30-37 coal fired power plants.

was 30 million tons of CO2eq – an amount approximately equivalent to the annual emissions of 6 million cars. The total indirect emission reductions – from both actual reduction in energy use through energy efficiency initiatives and those avoided through renewable energy projects – is in the order of 116 – 142 million tons of CO2 , an amount approximately equivalent to the annual emissions from 24-30 million cars

The emission reductions of projects are not estimated on an annual basis, but only at 3 times during a project’s lifetime. The most accurate estimates are done at the time of project completion. Therefore the majority of the emission reductions reported here are from those projects that had a terminal evaluation done in 2013. It has to be understood that these emission reductions were not all realized in 2013, but cover the lifetime of the investments made. We cannot give an accurate estimate for the entire portfolio.

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all the national hospitals in the country. The implementation of more efficient lighting systems in public office buildings allows savings of more than 50% of energy consumption (in lighting). UNDP also supports countries to increase the energy efficiency of domestic appliances through for example the introduction of minimum energy performance standards and labelling for white goods, and the phasing-out of incandescent lamps. By promoting energy efficient cooking, heating and housing technologies in northern Pakistan, fuel wood consumption has fallen by more than 50% in the concerned households freeing up valuable disposable income, improving indoor air quality, and allowing women and children to spend more time on productive activities such as education. Forest resources are limited in Pakistan, covering only 4.8% of total land area of which 60% are concentrated in the mountainous regions of the north, and the burning of wood for heating in inefficient and poorly ventilated stoves exposes women and children to hazardous indoor air pollution. With GEF financing,

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energy efficient and housing improvement products have been installed in 2,610 households and an additional 14,331 households have since adopted these measures at their own cost. In total, 64 kilotons of fuel wood has been saved and approximately 118,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided. Village resource persons, 90% of whom are women, have earned a livelihood through the promotion and sale of the cook stoves and more than 20 local enterprises now have the capacity to manufacture and install energy efficient products, providing a boost to the local economy.

In Kazakhstan for example, the City of Almaty is working with UNDP and GEF to improve the management of public transportation and air quality in Almaty by reducing the growth of transport-related greenhouse gas emissions. The project will build capacity to holistically plan and implement improvements in the efficiency and quality of public transport; implement integrated traffic management measures; and raise awareness about sustainable transport.

Low carbon transport systems have the ability to enhance mobility, reduce dependence on fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. UNDP is supporting 11 countries to improve urban and transport system design and induce modal shifts away from personal car based transport to more efficient modes of transport like rail or bus. In most cases these projects focus on one or several cities or municipalities, but have also some national policy components that can lay the foundation for future replication to other cities and towns.

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Bringing energy efficiency to households of Pakistan. Credit Satomi Kato/UNDP. 2013 Annual Performance Report of UNDP-supported GEF-financed projects

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GLECRDS Portfolio in Numbers: During this reporting period, 53 countries worked with UNDP to implement 47 projects financed by the GEF Trust Fund, LDCF, SCCF, and SPA with total grant financing of USD 154.7 million and USD 306 million in government and other partner financing aimed at achieving climate change adaptation outcomes as well as some mitigation outcomes, and multiple development benefits. Of these countries, 21 are Least Developed Countries (LDCs), 20 are Small Island Developing States (SIDS), with 5 countries falling in both categories. The projects cover climate change adaptation, National Communications, and cross-cutting capacity development initiatives.

Green Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development Strategies Most efforts to date on climate change have focused on the separate and distinct pursuits of lowering emissions (i.e. mitigation) and reducing vulnerability/improving adaptive capacity (i.e. adaptation). UNDP recognizes that long-term climate change management requires a shift to an integrated approach that incorporates climate change mitigation and adaptation into environment and sustainable development and planning processes. Such an approach recognizes that climate change responses are closely intertwined with development choices, and involve complimentary and sometimes, competing, priorities. UNDP supports developing countries in the following three key areas: i. supporting integrated climate change strategies; ii. advancing cross-sectoral climate resilient livelihoods; and iii. strengthening access to climate information and early warning systems. In the first area of work, UNDP supports countries with developing and strengthening policies, institutions, capacities and knowledge for low emission climate resilient development (LECRD), and to make use of the full range of financing mechanisms to support LECRD investment. This is achieved via the development of strategies, plans and reports including low-emission

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development strategies (LEDS), Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), National Communications (NCs), Biennial Update Reports (BURs), and also through cross-cutting capacity development initiatives that support the mainstreaming of global environmental priorities into national policies and decision-marking. UNDP manages or co-manages various large scale global support initiatives, for example, UNDP and UNEP are jointly supporting countries through the National Communication Support Programme to prepare and submit reports to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Support Programme to assist in country-led efforts in disaster management and disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation. In the second area of work, UNDP assists countries with developing and implementing initiatives that carry out priorities identified in these strategies and plans. For example, UNDP supports climate resilient economic development and sustainable livelihoods, especially for vulnerable populations (the poor, women, and indigenous peoples), including assistance to country-led efforts on climate risk management in the context of food security, water resources, coastal zone development, public health, and climate change-related disaster risks. In Samoa, climate induced risks have reduced the resilience

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Building resilient communities in Samoa through nursery training. Credit Paulo Amerika. 2013 Annual Performance Report of UNDP-supported GEF-financed projects

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In Bhutan, women and men work to manually excavate Lake Thorthormi in order to reduce water levels to prevent a GLOF. Credit UNDP. of forest ecosystems, which adversely affects community livelihoods that depend on forestry goods and services. With LDCF financing, climate-resilient agroforestry techniques have been introduced through newly constructed community nurseries in villages in Lake Lanotoo, Mauga o Salafi, and Laulii-Falevao. These nurseries provide villagers with climate-resilient seedlings and the appropriate tools and techniques needed to grow their own vegetables, fruits, crops, and native trees for daily consumption or as a means of providing income for their families. In Niger, a dry climate and a high reliance on rain-fed agriculture increases the country’s vulnerability to climate change. With LDCF financing, the Government of Niger is enhancing the agricultural sector’s adaptive capacity to address risks posed by climate change. Drought resistant varieties of millet, sorghum, and cowpeas have been sown, and over 3,000 farmers are now using new varieties of drought-resistent seeds in seven towns. Yields have reached up to three times higher

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than traditional seed varieties and the communities have been able to better cope with the food shortages of 2012. In addition, extra seed stock has been stored in a local seed bank to ensure availability during the next agricultural season. Eighty rain gauges were installed at project sites to strengthen the database of climate-related information. This has provided local inhabitants with a better understanding of their vulnerability to shifts in rainfall patterns which, in turn, will help with decision-making processes, for example with the formulation of communal development plans. Revenue generating activities such as gardening and sewing centers have significantly improved the lives of women who represent nearly 60% of the project beneficiaries. Greater yields from vegetable gardens not only generate income but also demonstrate the importance of engaging women as key actors in preserving environmental resources and addressing food insecurity. The sewing centres, in which women’s participation is close to 92%, not only generate income but also empower local women.

In the third area of work, UNDP supports countries to better respond to both short-term/ rapid onset climatic hazards as well as long-term/slow onset hazards through the development of climate information and early warning systems. Lake Thorthormi in Bhutan is one of 20+ Himalayan glacial lakes that had been considered at critical risk of bursting because of the rapid increase of glacial melting due to climate change. With LDCF financing, water and seismic monitoring devices and early warning systems were installed to warn inhabitants living in the valleys below at first sign of dam collapse, which could precede a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF). The early warning system now covers 90% of households in the 21 vulnerable communities in the Punakha-Wangdue Valley. Manual excavation, by over 200 workers (both male and female) who travelled to the project site each year, reduced water levels by 5.04 meters in Lake Thorthormi and by 3.66 meters and 5.08 meters in subsidiary lakes, further contributing to the reduction of a GLOF risk.

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Water and Ocean Governance Given the tremendous socio-economic benefits provided by the earth’s freshwater and marine ecosystems, UNDP strives to protect and sustainably manage major freshwater and marine transboundary waters systems. In practice, this strategy is applied in three main areas of work: i. promoting the sustainable management of oceans; ii. protecting transboundary surface and groundwaters; and, iii. promoting climate resilient integrated water resource and coastal management. Over the last 20 years, UNDP has developed, applied and refined a series of three methodologies and approaches – Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis/Strategic Action Programmes (TDA/SAP), Integrated

Coastal Management, and building on regional and global legal frameworks – that have proven highly effective not only in advancing water and ocean governance reform, but also at catalysing sizeable quantities of both public and private financial flows towards environmental restoration and protection. SAPs delineate multi-country commitments to regional and national governance reforms and investments towards sustainable utilization of shared aquatic ecosystems. UNDP is currently supporting the implementation of five Strategic Action Programmes (SAPs), an additional five SAPs were recently completed and adopted – for the Western Indian Ocean; the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf LME; the Arafura and Timor Seas; the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System; the Sulu-Celebes Sea – and ten additional SAPs are under preparation. The Orange-Senqu River Basin Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis was also completed during the 2013 PIR reporting period.

Ministers from three countries sharing the resources of the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) - Angola, Namibia, and South Africa - signed the Benguela Current Convention, the first LME Convention in the world, on 18 March 2013. Credit Benguela Current Convention.

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Water and Ocean Governance Portfolio in Numbers: During this reporting period, 25 GEF-financed regional projects were under implementation representing an investment of USD 129 million in GEF grant funding and USD 475 million in government and other partner financing aimed at achieving global environmental outcomes and multiple development benefits. In the first area of work, UNDP’s Sustainable Ocean Management Programme assists groups of countries sharing 10 of the world’s most important Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) in applying integrated, ecosystem-based, climate resilient approaches to sustaining LME ecosystem services. UNDP has been applying the LME approach to regional ocean governance since 1995 and has been involved as a GEF Agency in 13 of the 21 LMES supported by the GEF. Through transboundary diagnostic analyses and support to the development and implementation of LME action programmes, the programme helps to put in place LME governance regimes to transform markets and create sustainable productive use patterns of coastal and ocean resources. In Africa, Ministers from three countries sharing the resources of the Benguela Current LME – Angola, Namibia, and South Africa – signed the Benguela Current Convention, the first LME Convention in the world, on 18 March 2013. They further committed to their intensified efforts to meet the 2015 target to maintain

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or restore fish stocks to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yields, and to eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. In Latin America and the Caribbean, a 10-year Strategic Action Programme for the sustainable management of the shared living marine resources of the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems was endorsed in 2013 and provides a comprehensive roadmap through strengthened and consolidated regional cooperation. Six strategies have been defined under the SAP, and short-term (1-5 years) and medium-term (6-10 years) actions have been proposed under each strategy. This is the first time that 20+ countries have agreed on a common approach towards the management and governance of a Large Marine Ecosystem. At the global level, the GloBallast Partnerships Programme continues to play an instrumental role in preparing developing countries for implementation of the International Convention on Ballast Water Management while continuing to play a catalytic role in transforming an entirely new ballast water technology market, now estimated to be worth over USD 45 billion in the next 10 to 15 years. GloBallast won the international maritime award for the best innovative project 2013 instituted by the MarineBiz TV. The UNDP-led IW:LEARN project, now in its third phase, continues to strengthen knowledge sharing and learning among all GEF-financed International Waters projects.

In the second area of work, UNDP-GEF’s Transboundary Waters programme assists groups of countries sharing such water bodies to identify priorities and agree upon regional and national governance reforms to promote integrated, ecosystem-based, climate resilient approaches to shared water resources management. UNDP has been involved as a GEF Agency in a total of 19 transboundary river (10), lake (7) and aquifer (2) projects and has cumulatively programmed USD 176 million of GEF funding towards managing transboundary surface and groundwaters. In Europe and CIS, the Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis for the Kura-Aras River was updated and the national IWRM plans for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia advanced and should be completed early 2014. The Dnipro Basin project demonstrated cleaner production technologies in small and medium sized food and metalware businesses showcasing reduction of stress on water resources, improvement of water quality and enhancement of ecosystem services in the pilot areas. The results have been disseminated to similar industries in Ukraine and the Republic of Belarus. The Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis of the Lake Baikal Basis was updated in 2013 to include the findings from a climate change assessment, groundwater pollution risks assessment, and a hot spot assessment was made for Russia and Mongolia where pollution levels were detected. Two sub-basin management plans for Russia (Tugnuy-Sukhara and Khilok) and

two sub-basin management plans for Mongolia (Ider and Eg) were completed and endorsed by the governments. A harmonized water quality monitoring program for the Baikal Basin was developed and best practice conservation standards for tourism, mining using international and regional examples were elaborated. Tourism plans for Baikal Biosphere Reserve and Zabaikalsky National Park were also developed. In Africa, the Orange-Senqu River basin project entered its final year in its implementation. The surrounding states are applying a Source-to-Sea management concept, linking the Orange-Senqu River basin ecosystem and the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem, the first such application in Africa. In the third area of work, UNDP is promoting climate resilient integrated water resource and coastal management. In Asia and the Pacific, an integrated water resources and wastewater management (IWRM) project in the Pacific Island Countries is nearing completion as national demonstration projects on-the-ground have been completed and are being scaled-up and replicated. National Apex Water Committees are now functional in 12 countries, and IWRM policies have been endorsed in Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Palau. Similar policies have been drafted in Tonga, Solomon Islands, Fiji and the Marshall Islands. Progress was also made to transform PEMSEA14 into a sustainable intergovernmental organisation.

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Credit Umberto Labate/UNDP. 2013 Annual Performance Report of UNDP-supported GEF-financed projects

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Chemicals Portfolio in Numbers: During

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this reporting period, 20 countries worked with

To reduce the risks to the environment and human health – particularly of the poor, women and children – from exposure to harmful substances and waste, UNDP works to reduce persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and mercury releases through the sound management of chemicals and hazardous waste in sectors such as industry, health, energy and agriculture.

UNDP to implement 19 GEF-financed projects representing an investment of USD 76 million in GEF grant funding and USD 145 million in government and other partner financing aimed at achieving global environmental outcomes and multiple development benefits in these countries.

A well-known POP, for example, are polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which have been shown to cause cancer and a number of serious non-cancer health effects, including on the immune system, reproductive system, nervous system, endocrine system, among others. Decreased releases of PCBs will therefore bring environmental and human health benefits. PCBs are controlled by the Stockholm Convention and signatories are required to take steps to manage PCBs in an environmentally sound manner. UNDP is working with many partners, including, the governments of Uruguay, Kazakhstan and Morocco – all signatories to the Stockholm Convention – to reduce and eliminate the threats to human health and the environment posed by (PCBs) by strengthening national capacities to manage the PCBs in an environmentally sound manner, and integrating PCB issues in ongoing development efforts through National Plans for PCB Management.

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In Uruguay, a GEF-financed project is nearing completion and has created a comprehensive and environmentally sound management system for PCBs including the necessary regulations and guidelines for all stages of PCBs’ lifecycle. In-country capacities for PCB analysis in oil, soil and sediments were strengthened to support carrying out regular national inventories of PCBs. Over 150 workers were trained on proper management practices of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Overall, 124 tonnes of PCB-containing equipment (66 tonnes of transformers, 31 tonnes of capacitors, 23 tonnes of oil and 4 tonnes of waste), were exported and safely eliminated in European facilities. In addition, the project assisted the national electric company in establishing a suitable storage building for PCB contaminated equipment. In Morocco, UNDP and UNIDO are jointly providing support to strengthen the regulatory framework and national capacities for safe management and disposal of PCBs and to establish a local infrastructure for dismantling and decontamination of PCB equipment and oils, and exporting pure PCBs to specialized centers for safe disposal. In 2013, an ordinance on the prohibition to import and export equipment, products and wastes which may contain PCBs was drafted and approved by the National Commission of PCBs. Training for custom officers and representatives of small and medium users of PCB-containing

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In Morocco, PCB-containing transformers are transported for disposal. Credit: UNDP Morocco.

equipment helped increase the awareness and strengthen the capacity to monitor, identify and properly manage equipment which contain PCBs. These collaborative efforts resulted in the treatment and environmentally sound disposal of 996 PCB transformers, capacitors and other equipment items, totalling 595 tons which have been

replaced, removed and shipped for environmentally sound disposal in specialized centers abroad. Moreover, an aggregated number of 29 public and private PCB holders finalized their management plans for replacement and disposal of PCB wastes and equipment and submitted them to the Moroccan ministry of state in charge of environment.

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Key results: In 2013, projects reported reduced high risk exposure to POPs for 78,513 people, and cumulatively 7,351 metric tons of POPs have been disposed of, and 9,019 metrics tons have been safeguarded. Of a total cumulative portfolio valued at USD 293 million, 27 countries are currently implementing 29 projects with a total value of almost USD 90 million from the GEF Trust Fund.

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Gender in Action This reporting period showed a marked increase from last year in the percentage of GEF-financed projects that reported interventions related to women’s empowerment and gender equality: 68% (225 of 329) of projects reported having undertaken some work on gender equality or gender mainstreaming, including: collecting sex-disaggregated data; carrying out a gender or social needs assessments; specific activities that targeted women or girls; or gender training for project staff. This is up from 61% in 2011-2012. Women Are Key Drivers of Change Not only are more projects reporting on the gender impacts of their work, but the nature of the interventions reported show that women are key drivers of change. For example, in Guatemala, women in San Marcos have launched their own green business using solar-powered water pumps to power greenhouses. The gender dimensions of project-level activities are also being better assessed and documented. In Zambia, a GEF-financed project working to help farmers adapt to the effects of drought and climate change carried out a gender assessment that identified food insecurity and gender-based violence as reasons why women and girls in the project area were not able to engage in economic activities at the same rate as men. Projects working on natural resource management, renewable energy use and adaptation

to climate change continue to show strong engagement with women as direct beneficiaries. In Cape Verde, 4,525 women in the communities of Fogo, St. AntĂŁo, St. Vicente, Sal and Boa Vista are engaged in identifying local level causes of resource degradation to combat the effects of desertification and drought as part of a GEF-financed project designed to consolidate the national protected area system. A partnership project with the GEF Small Grants Programme is underway in Boa Vista to strengthen local capacity for integrated and participatory natural resources management; 80% of beneficiaries of a revolving fund there are women. In Guatemala, women from rural areas have been engaged in the promotion of sustainable energy. A women-owned green economy business in San Marcos is using solar-powered water pumping systems to supply greenhouses that are growing tomatoes and peppers for sale at local markets. In addition, 430 energy efficient stoves have been installed in local households mostly benefitting women who collect wood for fuel and do the cooking. In Lebanon, harvesting wild sage and other medicinal and aromatic plants is a main source of income for many families. Lebanon is an important centre of plant biodiversity and domestic markets of medicinal and aromatic plants are worth USD 35 million per year with wild grown plants supplying 98% of the market. A GEF-financed project is empowering

women in the medical and aromatic value chain in four project sites. 70% of the project’s direct beneficiaries are women. In the village of Mejdel Akkar, where women were once only engaged in raw plant collection, they are now key actors in the Mejdel Akkar Cooperative and have adopted sustainable harvesting techniques and production and processing methods to produce a higher quality product. They are now able to sell one kilo of sage for three USD, while it previously sold for one USD per kilo. The new skills and techniques are not only advancing the sector, but they are also supporting women to gain financially independence and take on more leadership roles in their community. Understanding Gender Issues A GEF-financed project aimed at addressing climate change adaptation in 14 Pacific island countries, undertook an extensive gender assessment this reporting period addressing both regional and national level gender issues. The assessment underlines the lack of a formal regional mechanism to promote sharing of information and collaboration opportunities, to support capacity building and to effectively integrate gender into climate change initiatives. As a response to this, the Pacific Regional Gender and Climate Change Toolkit15 was developed to support climate change practitioners in the Pacific islands region in integrating gender into their programmes and projects.

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In India, women are becoming key drivers of change; female farmers are

learning sustainable farming techniques and increasing their household incomes. Credit Zubeni Lotha/UNDP India.

Women represent a large portion of workers employed in health care services; according to WHO statistics, up to 70% of healthcare staff are female. This places them at risk from the release of dioxins and other harmful chemicals found in health-care waste. UNDP and the World Health organisation (WHO) jointly supported a GEF-financed project that particularly targeted women healthcare workers in Argentina, India, Lebanon, Philippines, Senegal, and Viet Nam. Training was tailored to healthcare workers including nurses and paramedical staff as well as healthcare facilities including laundries, waste handling and transportation services, and treatment facilities with workers in waste disposal facilities. In 2012, a guidance document was prepared to

assist in the mainstreaming of gender into healthcare waste management, including undertaking a gender assessment to better understand the gender differentiated roles in healthcare waste management. In Azerbaijan and Georgia, a GEF-financed project working to prevent the degradation of the Kura River – a shared water resource of these countries – has carried out a series of knowledge surveys and trainings16 on gender in integrated water resources management. These include trainings on gender consideration in integrated water resource management, public awareness and stakeholder involvement and gender and public health.

In Nepal, a project addressing land degradation in the Western Terai area used gender and social inclusion disaggregated data modelling in its reporting and promoted the use of well-being and wealth ranking exercises to better target pro-poor interventions. Significant gender and ethnic disparities were identified during the project preparation phase, especially with regard to access to resources, benefits, and decision-making power. Gender disparity was especially apparent in literacy; female literacy was only 16% in Bardia and Kailali (project pilot sites) as compared to 42-45% male literacy in the same areas. As a result, gender and social inclusion considerations – ensuring that concerns of women and other disadvantaged groups were included – were accorded a high priority in the project. Following a gender and social audit report in 2010, women were encouraged to assume membership and chair roles on think tanks and other community level groups, such as the chamomile-growers group, that were promoted under the project. The project’s results included increased participation of women in community level natural resource management groups, including community-based forest user groups, and also increased capacity to participate in community-based enterprises.

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III. Key Results of Closed Projects by Region In numbers: ●● 63 projects closed this reporting period; 43% were EBD projects; 24% GLECRDS; 21% EITT; and 8% Water and Ocean Governance projects. Total grant value of the cohort is USD 170 million. ●●

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63 UNDP-supported GEF-financed projects submitted independent evaluations this reporting period assessing the achievement of project outcomes and outputs, and the likely sustainability of these outcomes. The project results are assessed and rated against standard evaluation criteria, including: effectiveness, efficiency, relevance and sustainability; quality of monitoring and evaluation systems; quality of implementation and execution; and, mainstreaming of project results with UNDP programming principles. All evaluations follow detailed guidance available from the UNDP Independent Evaluation Office17 as

well as guidelines provided by the GEF Independent Evaluation Office18 The UNDP Independent Evaluation Office is required to validate the project result ratings provided by the evaluator, and also rates the quality of the terminal evaluation report. The key results for 19 of the GEF-financed projects that submitted an independent evaluation this reporting period are highlighted by region in this section. These highlights are drawn from terminal evaluation reports and showcase notable progress in achieving multiple development benefits, and in scaling up or replicating interventions to

other regions or other sectors. Full details on all 63 projects can be found in the project terminal evaluation reports publically available from the UNDP Evaluation Resource Centre (ERC).19 Management responses outlining the actions government partners, other stakeholders and UNDP will take to respond to the evaluation recommendations are also publically available at the UNDP ERC.

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Africa In Africa, eight GEF-financed projects closed this reporting period. Four projects addressed ecosystems and biodiversity issues and four addressed green, low emission, climate resilient development strategies. 88% of the outcomes achieved by these projects were rated as moderately satisfactory or above and 75% of the terminal evaluation reports were rated as moderately satisfactory or above in quality. These projects demonstrate results in linking large-scale environmental benefits, such as developing a network of protected areas, with local level development results like increased incomes and alternative livelihoods. Key results from three of these projects are summarized below. Coping with Drought and Climate Change in Ethiopia Partner: Ministry of Agriculture, Early Warning and Response Directorate In Ethiopia, the Coping with Drought and Climate Change project resulted in farmer-led initiatives that have improved livelihoods, strengthened community organisations involved in adaptation measures, and increased awareness among agricultural departments on best practices for drought mitigation and climate change adaptation. The project worked to help farming communities, particularly women and children in the Kalu woreda (district), to reduce their vulnerability to the effects of drought. Drought resistant technologies and the introduction of drought resistant and early maturing crop seeds 30

(sorghum, maize, haricot beans, chickpeas) resulted in significantly higher crop yields – between 30% and 50% – and an increase in household incomes. Over 1,300 goats and sheep were distributed to 295 beneficiaries. This resulted in more than 900 offspring animals which were given to other community members. An estimated 3,049 hectares of land area on 6 watersheds were rehabilitated through various conservation measures to enhance land productivity and ground water recharging. Six water source springs were developed, providing access to water for 3,959 beneficiaries. New rainfall monitoring and early warning systems have allowed farmers to receive improved weather forecast information that they use together with local knowledge to better plan for land preparation and planting. Third Environment Programme, Support to the Protected Area Network and Strategic Zones of Madagascar, Phase I Partner: Ministry of the Environment and Forests On the islands of Madagascar, the fishing sector has increased pressure on lagoons, reef flats and mangroves and coastal communities are increasingly vulnerable to climate impacts. For this reason, this project aimed to provide support to Protected Area support zones in order to diversify fishing sector activities and improve the incomes and standard of living for the targeted fishermen in these zones. The project supported 12 reference sites with sustainable fishing activities including: the development of management plans for marine and

coastal zones on the basis of periodic environmental monitoring; training 1,038 fishermen on improved fishing methods making deep-sea and more selective fishing possible; providing fishing equipment adapted to the new methods and supplying large motorised safety dugouts making it possible to travel further and obtain swift assistance in the event of a sudden change in weather conditions or an accident; induction trainings on the use of product processing to diversify fisheries products which are put on sale; and, the facilitation of access to credit for fishermen. These activities resulted in increased catch sizes in the deep-sea fishing zones. The direct net income per dugout for the fishermen trained in new or improved methods has risen by comparison with that of non-trained fishermen by 61% in the fish sector and 76% in the crab sector; fishermen and service providers now believe that new or improved fishing methods are effective and profitable in comparison with traditional methods. Sustainable Land Management Support and Adaptive Management in Namibia Partners: Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), National Planning Commission (NPC), Ministry of Land and Resettlement (MLR), Ministry of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development (MRLGHRD), Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF), Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF), Namibia Development Trust (NDT), Desert Research Foundation of

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Credit Umberto Labate. UNDP. Namibia (DRFN), Komeho Namibia Development Agency, Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC), and Nyae Nyae Development Foundation, European Union, GTZ Past efforts to combat land degradation and mainstream sustainable land management (SLM) in Namibia have been curtailed by issues of capacity and knowledge limitations. The Country Pilot Partnership (CPP) for Integrated SLM Programme responded to these problems by addressing policy harmonization, mainstreaming

SLM into policy development, development of individual and systematic capacity, testing economically attractive approaches to SLM, and dissemination of information on best practices. The programme has played a catalytic role in mainstreaming integrated sustainable land management in Namibia developing institutional capacities with an inter-sectoral planning and implementation approach across nine government ministries, five NGOs, and numerous communities across the country. Overall, the project benefited more than 4,000

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individuals through community training and exchange. Moreover, SLM practices were demonstrated at 23 pilot sites across 12 regions to show linkages with economic gains, with 23 community grants distributed through an innovative grant mechanism established by the project. There have been high levels of acceptance by the land users and implementers, as well as high community demand for replication of activities. In fact, these achievements led to the issuance of a landmark cabinet directive on integrated SLM to Country Pilot Partnership ministries. 31


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Arab States Two projects in the Arab States region closed this reporting period, one each addressing water and ocean governance issues and green, low emission, climate resilient development strategies. The key results of both projects are highlighted below. Developing Policy-Relevant capacity for Implementation of the Global Environmental Conventions in Jordan Partner: Ministry of Environment; Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation This project worked to develop policy-relevant capacities for implementation of the three Rio Conventions by enhancing connectivity between research and policy making for optimum global environmental management. What is arguably the most significant achievement of this project was the drafting of a national climate change policy, which had previously not existed. The need for such a policy was initiated by the project manager and later adopted by the national committee on climate change and research groups. The climate change policy identifies mitigation and adaptation options based on existing sector strategies. Three thematic research groups were established to serve as scientific research arms for the National Committees on climate change, biodiversity, and desertification. Because of this, any initiatives related to the Conventions are discussed by a nationally

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mandated body of researchers, governmental, and non-governmental representatives, which demonstrate an effective collaboration between decision makers and research institutions. To further support this collaboration, a virtual platform (the Jordan Environmental Information System – JEIS) was established to put in place the necessary structures, procedures, and tools to collect, assemble, analyse and manage the dissemination of information on the connectivity between research and policy making for the management of the implementation process of the Rio Conventions in Jordan and how to provide information to various stakeholders in a timely and comprehensive manner. Formulation of an Action Programme for the Integrated Management of the Shared Nubian Aquifer Partners: Governments of Chad, Egypt, Libya and Sudan; UNESCO; International Atomic Energy Association This project developed a model for the Nubian aquifer which has the capability to predict the decrease in aquifer level due to abstraction under a variety of future development scenarios. One of the most important conclusions from this assessment was the recognition that the immediate, direct transboundary threat of water-level declines due to cross border extraction are lower than originally thought. This has inspired a variety of related benefits including the recognition that water

management strategies can be directed toward preventing rather than mitigating both transboundary and national water management problems. A Strategic Action Programme (SAP) was developed that identified over one hundred management activities, actions and targets to strengthen the regional and national capacities of the countries and has now been agreed upon at the technical level but still requires government endorsement in the four countries and also requires a more detailed understanding of the costs and benefits of the management actions outlined in the SAP. In addition, it will be necessary for the four countries to develop corresponding National Action Plans that reflect regional goals and objectives.

Asia and Pacific 19 GEF-financed projects closed in Asia and Pacific, representing 30% of the total cohort of GEF-financed projects that closed this reporting period. Seven projects addressed ecosystems and biodiversity issues; six addressed energy, infrastructure, transport and technology issues; four addressed green, low emission, climate resilient development strategies and two addressed water and ocean governance. 95% of the outcomes achieved by these projects were rated as moderately satisfactory or above and 84% of the terminal evaluation reports were rated as moderately satisfactory or above in quality. Key results from four of these projects are summarized below.

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In Malaysia, Norhayati Binti Junoh earned a boat license with the support from the Conserving Marine Biodiversity project. She recently received a job offer to captain a cargo ship. Credit: Doungjun Roongruang /UNDP.

Conserving Marine Biodiversity through Enhanced Marine Park Management and Inclusive Sustainable Island Development in Malaysia Partners: Department of Marine Park Malaysia (Jabatan Taman Laut Malaysia); Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; University of Malaya Consultancy Unit (UPUM); ReefCheck Malaysia Though a tropical paradise in appearance, the island of Tioman and its sister islands were—and to a

degree still are—in risk of becoming a case of Paradise Lost. Tourism is an economic essential, but the principle assets of this 69-island Malaysian archipelago, its exquisite and varied marine life, were being degraded by those activities. Although Malaysia’s Marine Parks cover 42 of these islands, illegal fishing incursions in protected waters by both locals and raiding vessels from elsewhere in the country and from other nations were denuding resources. This changed quite dramatically as the project provided six years of

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solid support to the Department of Marine Parks Malaysia (DMPM) staff and the villagers. The Marine Parks management capacity improved dramatically, with 156 more staff fully trained in conducting patrols and with the authority to arrest transgressors. Through a combination of training programmes and by providing specialized equipment , people of the Tioman archipelago learned a wide range of new, sustainable professions: 484 people in the three project focus islands, Redang, Sibu-Tinggi and Tioman

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were trained in new skills and community groups received training in marine park rules and are acting as the eyes and ears of the DMPM. Arrests for violations have fallen significantly and repeat offenders run the risk of having their boats confiscated for use as patrol vessels or being sunk to form artificial reefs. Relationships between Parks officials and local communities have flourished. Tioman has a new philosophy of ‘Reef Etiquette.’ Inspired by this success, other islands in the archipelago are replicating these initiatives. Samar Island Biodiversity Project in the Philippines Partners: Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB) This GEF-financed project demonstrated how forest-edge communities can be an effective bulwark against threats to the important Samar Island Natural Park (SINP), which covers Samar Island, the third largest island in the Philippine archipelago. The park comprises a core area zoned for strict protection and recreational and scientific use, and a sustainable use area, or buffer zone, where 6,500 households are based. Women were given equal opportunities in training, livelihood programs, and representation in the protected area (PA) management board. Gender equality issues were a focus in the updated SINP Management Plan which

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highlighted the role of women in PA management, promoted the welfare and empowerment of women, and enhanced their role and contributions to conservation and sustainable development. Ultimately, this project has helped to revive a “dying” and over-exploited Samar Island, unifying stakeholders—including religious leaders, the National Economic and Development Authority, Department of Tourism,—in their advocacy for protection of biodiversity. Creating Biodiversity Conservation Landscapes in Nepal’s Lowland Terai and Eastern Himal Areas Partner: Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation The Western terai of Nepal is an extensive block of landscape of exceptional global importance for biodiversity conservation. The area provides habitats for important populations of tiger, Indian Rhinoceros, Asian elephant, gharial, blackbuck and swamp deer. This project was designed to address the chronic loss of forest lands and land degradation resulting from increasing human use of the land and natural resources in the area. Some highlights of project results include: the development and endorsement of four landscapebased policies; the establishment of the first three Protected Forests (totaling 130,565 ha) in Nepal; the replication of a District Forest Sector Coordination Committee throughout the country; increases in the populations of tiger, swamp deer

and blackbuck; and the development of income-generating activities for 3,616 forest-dependent families with net incomes increases of 19% to NR 7,428/year (US$ 87). Energy conservation in small sector tea processing units in south India Partners: Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), Ministry of Finance (MoF) Energy efficiency in the tea sector of southern India is now a reality thanks to the Energy Conservation in Small Sector Tea Processing project. Project interventions resulted in huge savings in energy and financial inputs and strong potential for replication in the larger tea industry in north India as well as in other sectors. The project introduced 17 energy efficiency interventions and seven renewable energy interventions in 266 tea factories to reduce energy use (including fuels and electricity) in various sections of tea processing. This topic is of high concern for the industry because tea processing is highly energy intensive and because biomass fuel supply is under stress from rising prices for fossil-based fuels in the country. To introduce energy efficiency measures in the sector, the project created a highly informative and innovative tool – the Energy Score Card – a framework for the factories to self-assess their performance regarding baseline energy use and communicate their progress to other interested groups. The project was also successful in strengthening the supply chain of

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Observation Tower at the Nature Park “Volga-Akhtuba Floodplain” in Russia. Photo by Gonzalo Castro-de-la-Mata.

energy efficient equipment suppliers, increasing cooperative partnerships and equitable value-chains that reduce risks of conflict. By increasing energy efficiency in the tea sector in southern India, it is estimated that the project has conserved 87 million kWh of electricity and 0.26 million tonnes of firewood annually, with cumulative direct CO2 savings estimated at 277,255 tons of CO2. The project restricted greenhouse gas emissions and ensured more available resources to invest in the incomes of the sector’s employees, with over a quarter million plantation workers employed in the tea gardens in South India.

Europe and CIS 20 projects closed in Europe and CIS, representing 32% of the total cohort of GEF-financed projects that closed this reporting period. 14 projects addressed ecosystems and

biodiversity issues; three addressed energy, infrastructure, transport and technology issues; two addressed green, low emission, climate resilient development strategies and one that addressed chemicals issues. All of the outcomes achieved by these projects were rated as moderately satisfactory or above and 90% of the terminal evaluation reports were rated as moderately satisfactory or above in quality. Key results from four of these projects are summarized below. Removing Barriers to Energy Efficiency in Municipal Heat and Hot Water Supply in Kazakhstan Partner: Agency for Construction and Housing and Municipal Infrastructure

over. For example, the classrooms of public school 9 are comfortable, even in the worst of winter, due to an initial USD 15,000 investment from UNDP and the GEF which allowed the school to purchase and install modern heat regulating equipment from Denmark. The school also insulated walls, installed energy efficient windows, and improved the ventilation system. School 9 was just one of many buildings in Kazakhstan’s three largest cities – Almaty, Astana and Karaganda – that were updated with energy efficient technologies as part of the goal of the project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by removing barriers to energy efficiency practices, technologies and policies. Old post-Soviet buildings with high energy-inefficient heating systems often waste up to 30% in heat loss annually. In addition to the public schools, the project also retrofitted 13 older apartment buildings. In 2011, the President and Prime Minister of Kazakhstan visited one of the project sites, triggering significant government investment in energy efficient residential buildings; a newly adopted $2.4 billion state programme to modernize utilities will continue the work of the project and build on investments in energy efficiency of buildings – both public and private – in the future.

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Partners: Forestry Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources; Academy of Sciences, Goskomzem; the Uzbekistan Hydro-meteorological Service; and the State Committee for Nature Protection

Demonstration of Handicraft Making at the Astrakhan Local Lore Museum in Russia. Photo by Gonzalo Castro-de-la-Mata.

Conservation of Wetland Biodiversity in the Lower Volga region of Russia Partner: Ministry of Natural Resources During the 20th century, the Volga River basin of Russia was a center of large-scale economic activity. Construction of hydropower plants and irrigation dams along the Volga River basin, including the enormous Volga–Kama cascade of reservoirs, provided the foundation for industrial and agricultural development. The region is also essential for commercial freshwater fisheries; about 90% of harvested sturgeons come from the Lower Volga and the Northern Caspian. The National Strategy on Biodiversity Conservation recognizes the Lower Volga region as one of the country’s most important natural

assets. This project introduced integrated water management practices, and a formal decree20 recognizing the value of water for nature and people in the Lower Volga was signed by the President Putin in 2012. Another major accomplishment is the successful expansion and establishment of the protected area network; protected areas were strengthened and increased in area by more than 100%, thus establishing a “backbone” for the long term biodiversity conservation in the Lower Volga. Ultimately, the project created a shared vision of the ecosystem-level management needs of the Lower Volga. Achieving Ecosystem Stability on degraded land in Karakalpakstan and the Kyzylkum Desert of Uzbekistan

The rain fed, non-irrigated lands in Uzbekistan are sensitive to climate variability and inappropriate patterns of land use severely affect ecosystem stability and exacerbate land degradation. By addressing the underlying causes such as overgrazing, wood harvesting, unsustainable agricultural practices, the project sought to test, evaluate and promote innovative solutions to the problems of land degradation and replicate best practices in the Karakalpakstan and the Kyzylkum Desert, The project conducted many different trials to improve the system of fixing moving sands and succeeded in developing some specific technologies which are now mainstreamed into the afforestation programme of the Forestry Department. Additionally, the project successfully increased the productivity of livestock through the introduction of grazing rotation in the rangelands, examined the growth rates of different plants under different soil and salinity conditions, strengthened the capacities of several national and regional administrations, and introduced a series of innovative methods for land management, including rangeland rotational management and home gardens in two villages. At the beginning of the project, these villages had almost no green vegetation; today, people are

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cultivating vegetables, fodder plants and trees, which also increases heir source of income and livelihoods. Preparing for HCFC phase out in CEITs: Needs, benefits and potential synergies with other MEAs (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan) Partners: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); UNIDO; World Bank Worldwide, hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) are currently used in refrigeration, air conditioning, and foam products and represent the largest portion of remaining ozone depleting substances consumed. This project assisted the governments of eight countries with economies in transition to comply with the HCFC consumption freeze and the 10% reduction targets established under the Montreal Protocol agreement. The project led to the formulation of HCFC phase-out strategies in all participating countries. Due to governmental changes in a few partner countries, the process of HCFC data collection was substantially delayed but did lead to a number of follow-on investment programmes (i.e. direct HCFC phase-out assistance): a regional $9 million programme in Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Belarus and Tajikistan; and a national project planned for Azerbaijan. The project has assisted Tajikistan and Ukraine with the revision of their HCFC consumption data.

Latin America and the Caribbean 11 GEF-financed projects closed in in Latin America and the Caribbean Europe and CIS this reporting period, including four that addressed energy, infrastructure, transport and technology issues, three that addressed green, low emission, climate resilient development strategies two that addressed ecosystems and biodiversity issues, water and ocean governance, and one that addressed one that addressed chemicals issues. 73% of the outcomes achieved by these projects were rated as moderately satisfactory or above and 55% of the terminal evaluation reports were rated as moderately satisfactory or above in quality. Partnerships with civil society organisations were a key factor in the success of many projects. Key results from three of these projects are summarized below. Action Plan for Removing Barriers to the Full Scale Implementation of Wind Power in Mexico (Phase I) Partner: Institute for Electric Investigations (IIE) Five years ago, Mexico’s regulatory and institutional framework did not encourage investments in wind energy. Now, the commercial wind energy market in Mexico is a reality and targeted development of wind power capacity has been exceeded by 422%. Before 2003, institutional and legal frameworks for wind energy were not well established so incentives for private sector investments in the wind energy

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industry were not in place. Financial constraints had perpetuated the perception that wind energy projects in Mexico have high preparation costs with no implementation guarantees for a timely return on investment. Additionally, the industry faced technical and information access barriers as there were no recommended practices, specifications or national techniques for the wind development in the country. However, phase I of this two-phase project has transformed these conditions to facilitate revisions to the institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks of the electricity sector so that they provide a more level playing field for wind energy. Strong collaboration with wind park operators and technicians, academic institutions, and the government of Mexico contributed to the project goals. The project contributed to modifying the legal and regulatory environment, laying the groundwork for phase II of the project which will pilot the development of the three commercial wind power plants for wind energy in Mexico. Demonstrating Sustainable Land Management in the Upper Sabana Yegua Watershed System of the Dominican Republic Partner: Fundación Sur-Futuro An estimated 85% of the Dominican Republic’s upper watersheds are degraded, threatening long term food security and the resilience of the delicate environment that provides the nation with food

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and water. To create a favorable environment of policies, programs, planning frameworks and tools for sustainable land management (SLM), the project assisted in creating two regional development plans per year and reformulated the master plan for sustainable development. Additionally, the project promoted access to finance to make SLM-related activities economically attractive; 2,000 farmers directly benefited or were supported from at least one of the financing schemes the project promoted. Beyond financing mechanisms, the project promoted SLM through other incentives by providing construction materials for building water reservoirs, sheds and fertilizer storage; trees for the construction of windbreakers and live barriers; coffee plants; and seeds for improved pastures. Through an ‘exchange for environmental services’ scheme, agreements were made to assist 5,130 persons in seven watershed communities with infrastructure in exchange for the reforestation of degraded areas, commitments to refrain from burning agricultural waste, and increased reporting of violations of national environmental law. Sustainable Management of the Shared Living Marine Resources of the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem (CLME) and Adjacent Regions (Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica,

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Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago) Partners: UNOPS; Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO Most people in the Caribbean region live in coastal communities where there is high dependence on marine resources for food and employment. Yet the highly productive Caribbean marine ecosystem is under threat because of pressures from over-fishing, pollution and environmental degradation, and many of its living marine resources are in crisis. The 10-year Strategic Action Programme for Sustainable Management of the Shared Living Marine Resources of the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem (CLME) and Adjacent Regions worked to put in place a common, participatory approach towards the sustainable management and governance of the two of the world’s large marine ecosystems (LME), the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem and the North Brazil Shelf LME. The programme brought together 30 different ministries from over 20 countries. From this, a comprehensive roadmap for sustainable living marine resources management has been successfully developed and endorsed at high political levels by nearly all participating countries.

Global Projects Three global projects closed this reporting period including one project that that addressed green, low emission, climate resilient development strategies; one that addressed chemicals and waste management; and one that addressed water and ocean governance. All of the outcomes achieved by these projects were rated as moderately satisfactory or above and 66% of the terminal evaluation reports were rated as moderately satisfactory or above in quality. Key results from three of these projects are summarized below. Community-based Adaptation (Bangladesh, Bolivia, Guatemala, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Samoa, Viet Nam) Partners: UNOPS; UN Volunteers The Community-based Adaptation (CBA) project used a participatory and community-centered approach to assist communities through 63 local-level projects in 10 countries to increase their resilience to climate change-related vulnerabilities. Project interventions included: the introduction of agricultural practices better suited for current climate conditions; rehabilitation and reforestation of areas eroded by floods; renovation of infrastructure to improve resiliency to extreme weather events; and promotion of more sustainable water management practices, among others. All activities took into account indigenous

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In Guatemala, Community-Based Adaptation projects focused on community-based natural disaster risk reduction activities in rural communities. Credit UNDP.

knowledge and were flexible and appropriate for each community. Many of the local projects received international awards and have been featured in national media and publications. They have also been presented in international forums, such as Rio+20 and several UNFCCC Conference of Parties, and leveraged additional funding for continuation of

activities for similar interventions. One innovative feature of the CBA project, which emerged in project planning documents, was volunteerism. This took place not only through a partnership with UN Volunteers (UNV), but also through the promotion of volunteerism as a practice in order to enhance grassroots

capacity to adapt to climate change. Mainstreaming gender considerations was key to achieving both local and global level results. The publication Gender, Climate Change and Community-Based Adaptation Handbook,21 was produced to provide practical guidance on gender mainstreaming in CBA projects.

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Good Practices and Portfolio Learning in GEF Transboundary Freshwater and Marine Legal and Institutional Frameworks Partners: University of British Columbia, Institute of Asian Research, Vancouver, Canada; El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City; Aquatic Resources Conservation Group This international waters portfolio learning project has focused on strengthening international cooperation and enhancing the development of regional international waters (IW) governance frameworks with a view towards increasing the social, economic and environmental benefits of GEF International Waters projects globally. Through adaptive management decision-making methodologies and collaboration with local experts and practitioners, the project has developed, promoted and delivered innovative and targeted experiential learning tools for transboundary water governance. A central output of the project is the development and delivery of management tools by local experts to enhance livelihoods and ensure continuous replication. The project identified a critical need to understand and strengthen the capacity at the national, regional and international levels to deal with the complexities associated with

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managing international waters and has successfully developed various knowledge products and tools to help its diverse stakeholders. Demonstrating and Promoting Best Techniques and Practices for Reducing Health-Care Waste to Avoid Environmental Releases of Dioxins and Mercury (Argentina, India, Lebanon, Philippines, Senegal, United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam) Partners: World Health Organisation (WHO); Health Care Without Harm As healthcare coverage expands in developing countries, an increasing amount of waste is generated, leading to the release of toxic chemicals such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and mercury to the environment. The health sector is a major source of dioxins and mercury in the global environment primarily as a result of medical waste incineration and the breakage and improper disposal of medical devices such as thermometers that contain mercury. A project supported by UNDP and WHO with GEF-financing on “Demonstrating and Promoting Best Techniques and Practices for Reducing Healthcare Waste to Avoid Environmental Releases of Dioxins and Mercury” assisted seven countries – Argentina, India, Latvia,

Lebanon, Philippines, Senegal and Viet Nam – in developing and sustaining best healthcare waste management practices in a way that is both locally appropriate and globally replicable. The project worked to protect public health and the global environment from the impacts of dioxin and mercury releases. In addition, a prototype autoclave was designed and constructed in Tanzania which sterilizes waste rather than incinerates it. In India, the project has helped to promote best practices in healthcare waste management and mercury waste management at King George’s Medical University (KGMU) in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Before project interventions began in 2010, 2,500 kilograms of waste generated at the hospital every day was simply disposed in the open with the risk that it would find its way into the rest of the city’s municipal waste. Today, the hospital generates less than 500 kgs/day of infectious or hazardous waste, which means that it now generates 80% less infectious waste than what was generated prior to the project’s start. The hospital also earns INR 18,000,000 (USD 32,700) annually through recycling this waste.

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In Tanzania, a prototype autoclave was designed and constructed which sterilizes waste rather than incinerates it. Credit: Anil Sookdeo.

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Contents

IV. By the Numbers Contents

328 GEF-financed projects were required to submit a 2013 PIR ; 51of these projects also submitted a mid-term review report; an additional 63 projects submitted a terminal evaluation report. 84 other projects have been endorsed by the GEF but were not required to submit a PIR as they had not been under implementation for one full year as of 30 June 2012; these projects will begin reporting in 2014.

The 2013 PIR reporting cohort in numbers

68% of the cohort is making an impact on gender equality or women’s empowerment, including: targeting women and girls as project beneficiaries; carrying out a gender or social needs assessment; collecting and reporting sex-disaggregated data; or, gender training for project staff.

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USD 1,234 million: the total GEF grant value

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of the PIR cohort only is. These GEF grant funds catalysed additional non-GEF co-financing23 in the amount of Contents

USD 4,420 million, or put another way, one

USD of GEF grant funding was matched with almost four USD of non-GEF investment from national governments, NGOs,

12% of these projects were approved during GEF-5

the private sector, UNDP or other stakeholders. This represents

(i.e. between 2010 and 2014) and submitted a PIR for the

a combined total of

first time in 2013;

USD 5,654 million currently

79% were approved in GEF-4

invested in the environment and sustainable development

(i.e. between 2006 -2010) up from 69% in 2012, 17%

priorities of

were approved during GEF-3 (i.e. between 2002 and 2006)

122 countries.

a decrease from 29% in 2012.

236 projects received a GEF grant of over USD 1 million (full-sized projects) representing 92% of the total GEF grant, and

92 received a GEF grant under USD 1 million

each (medium-sized projects) representing 8% of the 24

total GEF grant.

90% of the cohort grant funds are from the GEF Trust Fund; 7% from the LDCF Fund and 3% from the SCCF Fund.

The average GEF grant financing of each GEF full-sized project under implementation is

USD 4.8 million;

the median is USD 3.8 million.

24 projects are underway in multiple countries in the same region, 5 have a global focus, and 299 are under implementation in a single country.

The total GEF grant value is the amount in USD granted by the GEF for the project for the full duration of the project, including project preparation grant funding.

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GEF co-financing comprises the total of cash and in-kind resources committed by governments, other multilateral or bilateral sources, the private sector, NGOs, the project beneficiaries and the concerned GEF agency, all of which contribute to meeting the project objective.

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Annex 1: Table of UNDP-supported GEF-financed Projects Under Implementation in 2013 validated by the UNDP Independent Evaluation Office (IEO). If the UNDP IEO changed the rating, the UNDP IEO rating is provided. Ratings are on a six-point scale ranging from Highly Satisfactory (HS) to Highly Unsatisfactory (HU). Ratings are available only for projects that submitted a terminal evaluation to the UNDP IEO in 2013.

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Terminal evaluation quality rating: Rating of the terminal evaluation report. Not linked to the performance of the project. Rating provided by UNDP IEO. Ratings are on a six-point scale ranging from Highly Satisfactory (HS) to Highly Unsatisfactory (HU). Ratings are available only for projects that submitted a terminal evaluation to the UNDP IEO in 2013. N/A: indicates that the data was not applicable for the project (e.g., projects that did not complete a PIR in 2013 will not have DO Rating, IP Rating or disbursement data).

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Annex 1: Table of UNDP-supported GEF-financed Projects Under Implementation in 2013

Table of UNDP-supported GEF-financed Projects Under Implementation in 2013 Source of Funds

UNDP-GEF Technical Team

Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

AFRICA Multi-country/Regional Projects: Total Grant = $79,317,696 I Total Projects = 9 GEF

W&O

Implementation of the Benguela Current LME Strategic Action Program for Restoring Depleted Fisheries and Reducing Coastal Resources Degradation (Angola, Namibia, South Africa)

2009

2013

$5,759,360

$62,029,338

$4,615,042

Highly Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Enhancing the effectiveness and catalyzing the sustainability of the W-Arly-Pendjari (WAP) protected area system (Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger)

2007

2013

$6,089,001

$21,056,975

$5,420,341

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

W&O

2009

2014

$7,700,000

$32,065,500

$5,646,740

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

W&O

Partnership Interventions for the Implementation of Strategic Action Programme (SAP) for Lake Tanganyika (Burundi, Congo Democratic Republic, Tanzania, Zambia)

2008

2013

$14,900,000

$42,500,000

$13,847,445

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Conservation of Transboundary Biodiversity in the MinkébéOdzala-Dja Inter-zone (Cameroon, Congo, Gabon)

2007

2015

$10,809,178

$34,358,100

$6,809,212

Moderately Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

W&O

Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystem (Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania)

2007

2014

$13,646,000

$18,470,000

$12,668,742

Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Sustainable management of globally significant endemic ruminant livestock (Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Senegal)

2007

2015

$10,990,000

$30,600,000

$7,118,192

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Innovations in Micro Irrigation for Dryland Farmers (Mali, Senegal)

2010

2013

$917,431

$795,000

$643,109

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Effective Management of the National Protected Areas System (Namibia, Zambia)

2005

2012

$6,334,000

$35,091,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

2013

2017

$2,000,000

$6,000,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Angola: Total Grant = $2,000,000 I Total Projects = 1 GEF

EBD

National Biodiversity Project

Benin: Total Grant = $8,310,000 I Total Projects = 3 GEF

EBD

Incorporation of Sacred Forests into the Protected Areas System

2011

2014

$1,050,000

$5,363,608

$681,038

Highly Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

LDCF

GLECRDS

Integrated Adaptation Programme to Combat the adverse Effects of Climate Change on Agricultural Production and Food Security

2010

2014

$3,260,000

$7,510,000

$1,416,712

Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

LDCF

GLECRDS

Strengthening climate information and early warning systems in Western and Central Africa for climate resilient development and adaptation to climate change – Benin

2013

2017

$4,000,000

$14,511,549

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

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Table of UNDP-supported GEF-financed Projects Under Implementation in 2013 Source of Funds

UNDP-GEF Technical Team

Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

Botswana: Total Grant = $7,401,482 I Total Projects = 4 GEF

EITT

Renewable Energy-Based Rural Electrification Programme

2005

2013

$3,605,000

$5,328,608

$1,754,050

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

W&O

Water Use Efficiency Planning

2008

2013

$1,025,000

$1,200,000

$970,978

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Strategic Partnerships to Improve the Financial and Operational Sustainability of Protected Areas

2008

2013

$953,300

$5,168,000

$859,792

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Improved Management Effectiveness of the ChobeKwando-Linyanti Matrix of Protected Areas

2013

2017

$1,818,182

$6,994,239

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Burkina Faso: Total Grant = $9,882,044 I Total Projects = 5 GEF

EBD

National subprogram for Coordination and Institutional Development on Sustainable Land Management

2009

2015

$1,200,000

$8,693,507

$566,832

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Sub-Program for Sustainable Land Management in Boucle de Mouhoun region

2012

2017

$2,502,450

$8,941,857

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

CPP Subproject: SLM subprogram for the Centre-West Region

2013

2017

$2,219,594

$8,141,633

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

LDCF

GLECRDS

Strengthening Adaptation Capacities and Reducing the Vulnerability to Climate Change

2009

2014

$3,100,000

$6,300,000

$1,907,135

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

SPWA – Protected Area Buffer Zone Management in Burkina Faso

2013

2017

$860,000

$3,090,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2011

2016

$909,090

$2,375,571

$67,234

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Burundi: Total Grant = $909,090 I Total Projects = 1 GEF

EBD

Improving effectiveness of Protected Areas to conserve biodiversity

Cape Verde: Total Grant = $6,587,000 I Total Projects = 2 LDCF

EBD

Building adaptive capacity and resilience to climate change in the water sector

2009

2014

$3,200,000

$13,570,000

$2,150,385

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Consolidation of the Protected Areas System

2010

2014

$3,387,000

$14,395,000

$2,298,186

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

2005

2015

$1,922,760

$1,635,000

$1,649,360

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

2011

2014

$2,890,000

$5,000,000

$409,000

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Chad: Total Grant = $1,922,760 I Total Projects = 1 GEF

EBD

Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in the Moyen-Chari

Comoros: Total Grant = $2,890,000 I Total Projects = 1 LDCF

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GLECRDS

Adapting water resource management to impacts of climate change

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Annex 1: Table of UNDP-supported GEF-financed Projects Under Implementation in 2013

Table of UNDP-supported GEF-financed Projects Under Implementation in 2013 Source of Funds

UNDP-GEF Technical Team

Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

Congo Democratic Republic: Total Grant = $5,372,726 I Total Projects = 2 GEF

EBD

Catalyzing Sustainable Forest Management in the Lake Tele/Lake Tumba Transboundary Wetland Landscape

2012

2016

$2,172,726

$3,590,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

LDCF

GLECRDS

Enhancing Adaptive Capacity and Resilience to Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector

2010

2014

$3,200,000

$4,000,000

$2,325,000

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

2010

2016

$1,818,182

$4,500,000

$35,038

Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

2009

2015

$1,920,000

$4,680,000

$923,481

Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

Equatorial Guinea: Total Grant = $1,818,182 I Total Projects = 1 GEF

EBD

Strengthening the Protected Areas System

Eritrea: Total Grant = $1,920,000 I Total Projects = 1 GEF

EBD

SLM in Highlands Catchment Management

Ethiopia: Total Grant = $25,103,626 I Total Projects = 5 LDCF

GLECRDS

Promoting autonomous adaptation at the community level

2012

2016

$5,409,385

$24,721,020

$616,446

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Mainstreaming Agro-Biodiversity Conservation into Farming Systems

2008

2016

$4,163,600

$5,150,000

$1,203,987

Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

SCCF

GLECRDS

Coping with Drought and Climate Change

2009

2014

$995,000

$750,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

GEF

EBD

Sustainable Development of the Protected Area System of Ethiopia

2008

2016

$9,635,641

$22,429,500

$5,335,000

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

LDCF

GLECRDS

Strengthening climate information and early warning systems to support climate resilient development

2013

2017

$4,900,000

$33,336,410

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2012

2015

$909,090

$3,000,000

$48,954

N/A

N/A

2013

2017

$8,900,000

$39,560,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Gabon: Total Grant = $909,090 I Total Projects = 1 GEF

EBD

Sustainable Management of the Mbe River Forested Watershed through the Development of a Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) Mechanism

Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

Gambia: Total Grant = $8,900,000 I Total Projects = 1 LDCF

GLECRDS

Enhancing Resilience of Vulnerable Coastal Areas and Communities to Climate Change in the Republic of Gambia

Ghana: Total Grant = $7,886,609 I Total Projects = 4 GEF

EITT

Promoting of Appliance Energy Efficiency and Transformation of the Refrigerating Appliances Market

2011

2014

$1,822,727

$3,900,000

$704,214

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

GLECRDS

Establishing an Effective and Sustainable Structure for Implementing Multilateral Environmental Agreements

2009

2011

$500,000

$274,400

N/A

N/A

N/A

Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

SCCF

GLECRDS

Integrating Climate Change Into the Management of Priority Health Risks

2011

2014

$1,918,182

$3,750,000

$698,892

Moderately Satisfactory

Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

Chemicals

Building for PCB Elimination

2009

2014

$3,645,700

$14,170,000

$1,966,826

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

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Table of UNDP-supported GEF-financed Projects Under Implementation in 2013 Source of Funds

UNDP-GEF Technical Team

Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

Guinea: Total Grant = $11,206,364 I Total Projects = 3 GEF

EBD

Conservation of the biodiversity of the Nimba Mountains through integrated and participatory management

2005

2014

$4,320,000

$7,776,900

$3,878,800

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

LDCF

GLECRDS

Increased Resilience and Adaptation to Adverse Impacts of Climate Change in Vulnerable Coastal Zones

2010

2015

$3,170,000

$5,150,000

$1,317,132

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

LDCF

GLECRDS

Strengthening farmers communities livelihoods resilience against climate changes in the Guinean Prefectures of Gaoual, Koundara and Mali

2013

2018

$3,716,364

$58,640,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Guinea-bissau: Total Grant = $5,130,000 I Total Projects = 2 LDCF

GLECRDS

Strengthening resilience and adaptive capacity to climate change in agrarian and water sectors

2011

2015

$4,130,000

$12,710,000

$1,246,401

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Support for the Consolidation of a Protected Areas System

2010

2016

$1,000,000

$3,450,000

$469,142

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Kenya: Total Grant = $17,520,734 I Total Projects = 5 GEF

EBD

Strengthening the Protected Area Network of the Eastern Montane Forest Hotspot

2010

2015

$4,800,000

$1,550,000

$3,128,148

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

SCCF

GLECRDS

Adapting to Climate Change in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (KACCAL)

2009

2014

$1,290,000

$1,350,000

$428,047

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

GLECRDS

Fifth Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme

2012

2015

$5,000,000

$5,500,000

$1,239,926

Highly Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Development and Implementation of a Standards and Labelling Programme

2009

2013

$2,700,000

$8,760,902

$1,053,128

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Using Farmer Field Schools Approaches to Overcome Land Degradation

2011

2015

$3,730,734

$5,500,000

$1,502,016

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Lesotho: Total Grant = $4,964,500 I Total Projects = 2 GEF

EBD

Capacity Building and Knowledge Management for SLM

2009

2014

$1,824,500

$2,690,000

$1,510,824

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Widesperad Adoption of Renewable Energy-Based Rural Electrification

2006

2013

$3,140,000

$4,228,500

$2,815,785

Moderately Unsatisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Liberia: Total Grant = $11,626,400 I Total Projects = 3 LDCF

GLECRDS

Enhancing Resilience of Coastal Areas to Climate Change

2010

2014

$3,100,000

$4,653,420

$928,074

Moderately Satisfactory

Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

LDCF

GLECRDS

Enhancing Resilience to Climate Change by Mainstreaming Adaption Concerns into Agricultural Sector Development

2012

2016

$2,456,400

$6,125,000

$584,418

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

LDCF

GLECRDS

Strengthening Liberia’s capability to provide climate information and services to enhance climate resilient development and adaptation to climate change.

2013

2017

$6,070,000

$11,859,700

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

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Annex 1: Table of UNDP-supported GEF-financed Projects Under Implementation in 2013

Table of UNDP-supported GEF-financed Projects Under Implementation in 2013 Source of Funds

UNDP-GEF Technical Team

Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

Madagascar: Total Grant = $11,606,730 I Total Projects = 3 GEF

EBD

Third Environment Programme, Support to the Protected Area Network and Strategic Zones, Phase I

2005

2012

$4,500,000

$13,150,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

EBD

Network of Managed Resource Protected Areas

2011

2018

$6,150,000

$0

$424,923

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Stabilizing Rural Populations Through the Identification of Systems for Sustainable Management and Local Governance of Lands

2010

2014

$956,730

$5,000,000

$733,152

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Malawi: Total Grant = $5,922,940 I Total Projects = 2 GEF

EBD

Private Public Sector Partnership on Capacity Building for SLM in the Shire River Basin-part of SIP

2010

2015

$2,322,940

$5,200,000

$1,275,466

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

LDCF

GLECRDS

Strengthening climate information and early warning systems in Malawi to support climate resilient development

2013

2017

$3,600,000

$11,294,907

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mali: Total Grant = $5,437,000 I Total Projects = 3 GEF

EITT

Promotion of Agrofuel Use

2012

2016

$1,000,000

$4,455,000

$187,524

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

LDCF

GLECRDS

Enhancing Adaptive Capacity and Resilience to Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector

2010

2015

$2,540,000

$6,865,000

$706,396

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Expansion and strengthening Protected Areas System

2010

2015

$1,897,000

$10,650,000

$686,849

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

2010

2014

$1,050,000

$3,450,000

$258,139

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Mauritania: Total Grant = $1,050,000 I Total Projects = 1 GEF

EBD

Partnership to Mainstream Biodiversity into Oil and Gas Sector Development

Mauritius: Total Grant = $12,845,661 I Total Projects = 5 GEF

EBD

Expanding Coverage and Strengthening Management Effectiveness of the Terrestrial Protected Area Network

2010

2015

$4,300,000

$6,000,000

$655,752

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

W&O

Implementing Integrated Water Resource and Wastewater Management in Atlantic and Indian Ocean SIDS

2012

2018

$4,500,000

$38,306,583

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Removal of Barriers to Solar PV Power Generation

2011

2015

$2,085,000

$11,058,000

$79,138

N/A

N/A

GEF

Chemicals

Sustainable Management of POPs

2008

2014

$998,250

$930,000

$787,817

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Removal of Barriers to Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation in Buildings

2007

2014

$962,411

$6,659,220

$679,165

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

Mozambique: Total Grant = $6,011,800 I Total Projects = 2 LDCF

GLECRDS

Adaptation in the coastal zones

2012

2016

$4,524,000

$8,866,000

$173,879

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Sustainable Financing of the Protected Area System

2011

2016

$1,487,800

$13,868,190

$925,204

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

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Table of UNDP-supported GEF-financed Projects Under Implementation in 2013 Source of Funds

UNDP-GEF Technical Team

Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

Namibia: Total Grant = $16,367,0004 I Total Projects = 5 GEF

EBD

Sustainable Land Management Support and Adaptive Management

2007

2012

$7,250,000

$34,350,252

N/A

N/A

N/A

Moderately Satisfactory

Satisfactory

SCCF

EBD

Strengthening Civil Society’s Coordinated Engagement in SLM in support of the TerrAfrica platform

2012

2015

$1,740,000

$2,400,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Energy Efficiency Programme in Buildings (NEEP)

2010

2014

$959,000

$8,285,270

$718,198

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Protected Landscape Conservation Areas Initiative (NAM-PLACE)

2011

2016

$4,700,000

$10,000,000

$2,038,500

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Concentrating Solar Power Technology Transfer for Electricity Generation in Namibia (NAM CSP TT)

2013

2018

$1,718,000

$20,600,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Niger: Total Grant = $14,257,364 I Total Projects = 5 GEF

EBD

Integrating the Sustainable Management of Faunal Corridors into the Protected Area System

2011

2016

$1,837,182

$4,815,000

$413,336

Moderately Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

LDCF

GLECRDS

Implementing NAPA priority interventions to build resilience and adaptive capacity of the agriculture sector to climate change

2009

2013

$3,700,000

$14,450,000

$2,607,433

Highly Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Oasis Micro-Basin Sand Invasion Control

2010

2015

$2,720,000

$13,280,000

$1,667,253

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Integration of Greenhouse Gas emission reductions in the Rural Energy Service Access program

2012

2016

$1,768,182

$2,000,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Sustainable Co-Management of the Natural Resources of the Air-Ténéré Complex

2006

2014

$4,232,000

$5,377,734

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Nigeria: Total Grant = $10,797,727 I Total Projects = 3 GEF

EBD

SPWA- Niger Delta Conservation Project

2012

2017

$3,610,000

$6,150,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Promoting Energy Efficiency in Residential and Public Sector

2011

2015

$2,777,727

$5,000,000

$1,800,623

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

Chemicals

Less burnt for a clean Earth: Minimization of dioxin emission from open burning sources

2010

2015

$4,410,000

$19,700,736

$1,626,140

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Rwanda: Total Grant = $3,227,700 I Total Projects = 2 LDCF

GLECRDS

Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change through Early Warning and Disaster Preparedness Systems

2010

2015

$2,291,000

$3,400,000

$717,353

GEF

Chemicals

Management of PCBs stockpiles and equipment containing PCBs

2012

2014

$936,700

$1,050,000

$61,789

2017

$3,600,000

$40,295,000

N/A

Moderately Moderately Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

Sao Tome and Principe: Total Grant = $3,600,000 I Total Projects = 1 LDCF

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Strengthening climate information and early warning systems in Western and Central Africa for climate resilient development and adaptation to climate change – São Tomé and Príncipe

2013

N/A

N/A

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Table of UNDP-supported GEF-financed Projects Under Implementation in 2013 Source of Funds

UNDP-GEF Technical Team

Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

Senegal: Total Grant = $9,925,728 I Total Projects = 4 GEF

EBD

Participatory Biodiversity Conservation and Low Carbon Development in Pilot Ecovillages (SPWA)

2011

2016

$3,000,000

$13,176,900

$1,031,659

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Technology Transfer: Typha as a Insulation Material

2013

2017

$2,000,000

$0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Energy efficiency in the built environment

2013

2018

$920,000

$0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Groundnut Basin Soil Management and Regeneration

2007

2014

$4,005,728

$10,090,112

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Seychelles: Total Grant = $9,964,550 I Total Projects = 5 GEF

EBD

Mainstreaming Biodiversity Management into Production Sector Activities

2007

2014

$4,120,000

$7,696,950

$2,469,944

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Mainstreaming Prevention and Control Measures for Invasive Alien Species into Trade, Transport and Travel across the Production Landscape

2007

2014

$2,080,000

$4,955,624

$1,569,892

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

GLECRDS

Capacity Development for Improved National and International Environmental Management

2009

2013

$450,000

$100,000

$356,870

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Strengthening the Protected Area System through NGO Management Modalities

2011

2015

$2,154,550

$2,590,000

$829,601

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Grid-Connected Rooftop Photovoltaic Systems

2012

2015

$1,160,000

$4,885,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2013

2017

$3,600,000

$20,347,310

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Sierra Leone: Total Grant = $3,600,000 I Total Projects = 1 LDCF

GLECRDS

Strengthening climate information and early warning systems in Western and Central Africa for climate resilient development and adaptation to climate change — Sierra Leone

South Africa: Total Grant = $44,777,803 I Total Projects = 5 SCCF

EBD

Reducing Disaster Risks from Wildfire Hazards Associated with Climate Change

2012

2015

$3,636,360

$31,800,000

$552,221

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity on the South African Wild Coast

2006

2013

$7,178,820

$24,318,000

$5,870,152

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Market Transformation through Energy Efficiency Standards & Labeling of Appliances

2011

2016

$13,595,000

$13,500,000

$114,377

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

National Grasslands Biodiversity Programme

2008

2013

$9,000,000

$37,261,763

$6,866,653

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Sustainable Public Transport and Sport, A 2010 Opportunity

2008

2013

$11,367,623

$188,736,000

$9,555,532

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

2011

2015

$3,920,000

$4,500,000

$1,918,185

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

South Sudan: Total Grant = $3,920,000 I Total Projects = 1 GEF

EBD

Launching Protected Area Network Management and Building Capacity in Post-Conflict Southern Sudan

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Table of UNDP-supported GEF-financed Projects Under Implementation in 2013 Source of Funds

UNDP-GEF Technical Team

Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

2012

2016

$1,773,000

$5,676,400

$141,813

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Swaziland: Total Grant = $1,773,000 I Total Projects = 1 SCCF

W&O

Water Resource Management to Manage the Impacts of Climate Change

Tanzania: Total Grant = $19,918,729 I Total Projects = 6 GEF

EBD

Sustainable Management of the Miombo Woodland Resources

2012

2017

$2,895,000

$13,766,666

$173,781

GEF

EBD

Improving the Effectiveness of National Parks in Addressing Threats to Biodiversity

2011

2016

$5,453,500

$7,500,000

$559,921

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Extending the Coastal Forest Protected Area Sub-System

2010

2014

$3,670,000

$6,200,000

$2,346,023

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Sustainable Land Management for Mount Kilimanjaro and Associated Mountains

2010

2016

$2,900,229

$3,750,000

$676,149

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

LDCF

GLECRDS

Strengthening climate information and early warning systems in Tanzania to support climate resilient development

2013

2017

$4,000,000

$23,165,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

SCCF

GLECRDS

Mainstreaming climate change and adaptation into integrated water resource management in the Pangani River Basin

2007

2011

$1,000,000

$1,454,875

N/A

N/A

N/A

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

2011

2016

$1,272,730

$3,000,000

$166,909

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

Togo: Total Grant = $1,272,730 I Total Projects = 1 GEF

EBD

Rationalising and strengthening the conservation role of the Protected Areas System

Uganda: Total Grant = $9,615,454 I Total Projects = 1 GEF

EBD

Conservation of biodiversity in the Albertine Rift Forest Protected Areas

2007

2012

$3,754,720

$8,103,189

N/A

N/A

N/A

Moderately Unsatisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

EBD

Extending wetland protected areas through community conservation initiatives

2008

2013

$850,000

$1,769,227

$767,649

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Enabling Environment for SLM to Overcome Land Degradation

2010

2015

$1,930,734

$5,470,000

$416,976

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Threatened Savanna Woodland in the Kidepo Critical Landscape

2013

2017

$3,080,000

$10,684,700

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2010

2015

$3,995,000

$7,000,000

$1,787,776

Moderately Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

2007

2012

$983,000

$2,150,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Zambia: Total Grant = $3,995,000 I Total Projects = 1 LDCF

GLECRDS

Adaptation to the effects of drought and climate change in Agro-ecological Regions I and II

Zimbabwe: Total Grant = $983,000 I Total Projects = 1 SCCF

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Coping with Drought and Climate Change

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Table of UNDP-supported GEF-financed Projects Under Implementation in 2013 Source of Funds

UNDP-GEF Technical Team

Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

ARAB STATES Multi-country/Regional Projects: Total Grant = $8,218,243 I Total Projects = 2 GEF

W&O

Strategic Action Programme for the development of the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer in Chad, Egypt, Libya and Sudan.

2006

2012

$1,000,000

$6,951,100

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Mainstreaming Conservation of Migratory Soaring Birds

2008

2014

$7,218,243

$4,490,232

$2,013,870

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Moderately Moderately Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

Algeria: Total Grant = $6,112,142 I Total Projects = 2 GEF

EBD

Conservation of globally significant biodiversity and sustainable use of ecosystem services in Algeria’s Cultural Parks

2012

2018

$5,387,142

$10,022,858

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Strengthening the capacities of NGOs to improve biodiversity conservation and fight against soil erosion and degradation

2002

2014

$725,000

$3,105,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Djibouti: Total Grant = $2,020,000 I Total Projects = 2 GEF

EBD

Establishing Effectively Managed Marine Protected Areas

2010

2016

$1,020,000

$1,170,000

$240,000

Moderately Unsatisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Harmonizing support: A national program integrating water harvesting schemes and sustainable land management

2011

2014

$1,000,000

$10,055,000

$830,000

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Egypt: Total Grant = $25,170,300 I Total Projects = 7 GEF

EITT

Improving the Energy Efficiency of Lighting and Building Appliances

2011

2015

$4,550,000

$15,055,000

$374,000

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

W&O

Mainstreaming Groundwater Considerations into the Integrated Management of the Nile River Basin

2008

2014

$1,000,000

$4,822,300

$633,847

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

SCCF

GLECRDS

Adaptation to Climate Change in the Nile Delta through Integrated Coastal Zone Management

2009

2014

$4,200,000

$12,000,000

$564,000

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

GLECRDS

Strengthening the monitoring and reporting system for Multilateral Environmental Agreements

2008

2013

$525,000

$900,000

$423,524

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

GEF

EITT

Bioenergy for Sustainable Rural Developement

2008

2014

$3,688,300

$13,300,000

$493,000

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Sustainable Transport

2008

2014

$7,450,000

$28,570,000

$1,633,657

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Strengthening protected area financing and management systems

2010

2015

$3,757,000

$13,800,000

$393,624

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

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Table of UNDP-supported GEF-financed Projects Under Implementation in 2013 Source of Funds

UNDP-GEF Technical Team

Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

Jordan: Total Grant = $3,615,000 I Total Projects = 4 GEF

EITT

Energy Efficiency Standard and Labeling

2010

2014

$1,035,000

$1,150,000

$365,000

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

GLECRDS

Developing policy-relevant capacity for implementation of the Global Environmental Conventions

2009

2013

$525,000

$500,000

$493,937

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Mainstreaming marine biodiversity conservation into coastal management in the Aqaba Special Economic Zone

2011

2014

$1,005,000

$7,300,000

$278,093

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

Chemicals

Implementation of Phase I of a comprehensive PCB management system

2011

2014

$1,050,000

$2,180,000

$420,527

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Lebanon: Total Grant = $1,960,000 I Total Projects = 2 GEF

EBD

Mainstreaming Biodiversity Management into Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Production Processes

2008

2013

$980,000

$950,000

$968,000

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Safeguarding and Restoring Woodland Resources

2008

2014

$980,000

$1,275,000

$661,804

Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Morocco: Total Grant = $8,948,345 I Total Projects = 5 GEF

GLECRDS

Mainstreaming Global Environmental Aspects in the planning and monitoring processes of the National Human Development Initiative (NHDI)

2011

2015

$500,000

$326,900

$103,787

GEF

EBD

Mainstreaming biodiversity into value chains for Mediterranean medicinal and aromatic plants

2011

2015

$1,000,000

$1,225,000

$256,944

GEF

EBD

Restoring the environmental functions, ecological integrity and socioeconomic services of forest landscapes in the Middle Atlas

2006

2014

$1,030,545

$2,112,800

$464,570

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

Chemicals

Safe PCB Management Programme

2009

2014

$2,867,800

$5,173,200

$1,725,074

Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Energy Efficiency Codes in Residential Buildings and Energy Efficiency Improvement in Commercial and Hospital Buildings

2009

2014

$3,550,000

$12,610,000

$1,748,320

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

2009

2014

$3,610,000

$3,000,000

$2,812,510

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

2005

2014

$3,485,850

$3,434,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2009

2013

$2,550,000

$2,000,000

$928,531

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

2008

2015

$1,025,000

$1,000,000

$276,751

Unsatisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

Moderately Moderately Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

Sudan: Total Grant = $3,610,000 I Total Projects = 1 LDCF

GLECRDS

NAPA Follow-up: Building resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change

Syria: Total Grant = $3,485,850 I Total Projects = 1 GEF

EBD

Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Area Management

Tunisia: Total Grant = $2,550,000 I Total Projects = 1 GEF

EITT

Private Sector Led Development of On-Grid Wind Power

Yemen: Total Grant = $1,025,000 I Total Projects = 1 GEF

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Strengthening Socotra's Policy and Regulatory Framework for Mainstreaming Biodiversity

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Table of UNDP-supported GEF-financed Projects Under Implementation in 2013 Source of Funds

UNDP-GEF Technical Team

Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC Multi-country/Regional Projects: Total Grant = $55,335,127 I Total Projects = 8 GEF

EITT

Barrier Removal to Cost Effective Development and Implementation of Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling ( Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand, Viet Nam)

2008

2014

$7,900,000

$5,883,000

$5,399,253

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

W&O

Implementation of the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of the East Asia (SDS-SEA)

2007

2013

$12,276,336

$33,374,400

$10,600,816

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

GEF

W&O

Implementing Sustainable Integrated Water Resources and Wastewater Management in the Pacific Island Countries

2009

2014

$8,173,791

$90,579,799

$6,647,908

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Pacific islands Greenhouse Gas Abatement Through Renewable Energy Project (PIGGAREP)

2007

2014

$6,225,000

$27,983,000

$3,617,095

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

SCCF

GLECRDS

Pacific Islands Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC)

2009

2014

$13,825,000

$44,503,799

$10,018,496

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

W&O

Arafura and Timor Seas Ecosystem Action Programme (ATSEA)

2010

2014

$2,800,000

$6,248,047

$2,154,694

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

W&O

Sulu-Celebes Sea Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines)

2009

2014

$3,060,000

$3,420,000

$1,975,172

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

W&O

West Pacific East Asia Oceanic Fisheries Management Project (Indonesia, Philippines, Viet Nam)

2010

2013

$1,075,000

$2,200,000

$998,732

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

Bangladesh: Total Grant = $10,950,272 I Total Projects = 3 GEF

EITT

Improving Kiln Efficiency for the Brick Industry

2010

2015

$3,373,000

$11,080,000

$2,409,931

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

LDCF

GLECRDS

Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change through Coastal Afforestation

2009

2014

$3,500,000

$6,080,000

$2,703,405

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Development of Sustainable Grid-Connected Wind Electricity Generation

2013

2016

$4,077,272

$49,600,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Bhutan: Total Grant = $6,930,035 I Total Projects = 4 GEF

EBD

Integrated Livestock and Crop Conservation Program

2007

2012

$921,985

$2,000,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

GLECRDS

Enhancing Global Environmental Management in Bhutan’s Local Governance System

2008

2012

$500,000

$222,692

N/A

N/A

N/A

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

LDCF

GLECRDS

Reduce climate change-induced risks and vulnerabilities from glacial lake outbursts Flood in the Punakha-Wangdi and Chamkhar valleys

2008

2013

$3,805,050

$2,712,224

$3,387,938

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

GEF

EITT

Promoting Sustainable Rural Biomass Energy

2012

2016

$1,703,000

$2,360,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

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Table of UNDP-supported GEF-financed Projects Under Implementation in 2013 Source of Funds

UNDP-GEF Technical Team

Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

Cambodia: Total Grant = $4,413,635 I Total Projects = 2 LDCF

GLECRDS

Promoting Climate-Resilient Water Management and Agricultural Practices in Rural Areas

2009

2013

$2,050,000

$1,950,000

$1,906,551

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Strengthening Sustainable Forest Management and the Development of Bio-energy Markets

2011

2014

$2,363,635

$5,400,000

$872,674

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

CHINA: Total Grant = $83,383,348 I Total Projects = 14 GEF

EITT

Market Transformation of EnergyEfficient Bricks and Rural Buildings (MTEBRB)

2010

2015

$7,277,800

$45,362,118

$3,610,007

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

Chemicals

Improvement of DDT-based production of Dicofol and Introduction of alternative technologies including IPM for leaf mites control

2008

2013

$6,590,000

$11,650,000

$5,568,683

Highly Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Promoting Energy Efficient Room Air Conditioners (PEERAC)

2010

2015

$6,463,600

$20,094,500

$1,150,997

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Conservation and Sustainable Utilisation of Wild Relatives of Crops

2007

2013

$8,262,000

$12,842,000

$7,389,693

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Strengthening globally important biodiversity conservation through protected area strengthening in Gansu Province

2011

2014

$1,898,000

$7,280,000

$915,530

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Priority Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Development to Implement the Biodiversity Partnership and Framework for Action

2010

2015

$5,208,182

$15,100,000

$1,254,949

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in the Headwaters of the Huaihe River Basin

2009

2014

$2,340,000

$10,355,000

$1,769,964

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

GLECRDS

Enabling China to Prepare Its Second National Communication to the UNFCCC (SNC)

2008

2013

$5,700,000

$650,000

$5,005,992

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

Chemicals

Alternatives to DDT Usage in Production of Antifouling Paint

2006

2013

$10,955,000

$270,000

$4,383,740

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Phasing-out Incandescent Lamps & Energy Saving Lamps Promotion

2009

2013

$14,500,000

$70,000,000

$10,735,382

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

LDCF

EBD

Strengthening the effectiveness of the protected area system in Qinghai Province

2012

2017

$5,354,545

$10,750,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

CBPF-MSL: Strengthening the Management Effectiveness of the Sub-System of Wetland Protected Areas for Conservation of Globally Significant Biodiversity.

2013

2017

$2,654,771

$16,800,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

CBPF-MSL: Strengthening the management effectiveness of the wetland protected area system in Hainan for conservation of globally significant biodiversity

2013

2018

$2,634,771

$18,000,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

CBPF-MSL: Strengthening the management effectiveness of the protected area network in the Daxing’anling Landscape

2013

2018

$3,544,679

$24,500,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

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Table of UNDP-supported GEF-financed Projects Under Implementation in 2013 Source of Funds

UNDP-GEF Technical Team

Project Title

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

2013

2017

$4,600,000

$52,265,399

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2011

2015

$1,000,000

$1,500,000

$49,375

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Moderately Unsatisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

East Timor: Total Grant = $4,6000,000 I Total Projects = 1 LDCF

GLECRDS

Strengthening the Resilience of Small Scale Rural Infrastructure and Local Government Systems to Climatic Variability and Risk

Fiji: Total Grant = $1,000,000 I Total Projects = 1 GEF

EITT

Fiji Renewable Energy Power Project

India: Total Grant = $89,781,982 I Total Projects = 19 GEF

EITT

Biomass energy for rural India

2001

2012

$4,213,000

$1,120,519

N/A

GEF

EITT

Removal of Barriers to Biomass Power Generation

2006

2014

$5,650,000

$2,826,929

$2,245,030

GEF

EBD

Mainstreaming Coastal and Marine Biodiversity into Production Sectors in the Godavari River Estuary

2011

2016

$6,123,636

$17,700,000

$1,079,187

GEF

EITT

Energy Efficiency Improvements in Commercial Buildings

2011

2015

$5,380,000

$11,910,000

$256,127

GEF

GLECRDS

Second National Communication to UNFCCC

2007

2012

$3,849,000

$3,000,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

Highly Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

EITT

Energy conservation in small sector tea processing units in South India

2008

2012

$975,000

$1,100,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

GEF

EITT

Improving Energy Efficiency in the Railways System

2011

2014

$5,300,000

$29,850,000

$572,053

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Mainstreaming the conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants

2008

2014

$5,625,000

$6,479,121

$3,471,404

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Achieving Reduction in GHG Emissions through Advanced Energy Efficiency Technology in Electric Motors

2008

2012

$250,000

$1,114,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

EITT

Sustainable Urban Transport Program

2010

2015

$4,500,000

$331,000,000

$1,416,206

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Energy Efficiency Improvements in the Brick Industry

2009

2013

$746,448

$1,999,000

$503,045

Unsatisfactory

Highly Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Mainstreaming Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation into Production Sectors in the Sindhudurg (Malvan) Coast

2011

2016

$3,438,294

$10,200,000

$138,353

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Removal of Barriers to Energy Efficiency Improvement in the Steel Rerolling Mill Sector

2004

2013

$7,310,000

$24,910,000

$6,328,656

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

Satisfactory

GEF

EBD

Integrated Land and Ecosystem Management to Combat Land Degradation and Deforestation in Madhya Pradesh

2010

2015

$6,443,000

$95,523,750

$3,887,872

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Sustainable Land Management in Shifting Cultivation Areas of Nagaland for Ecological and Livelihood Security

2009

2015

$3,600,000

$20,000,000

$2,790,877

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Market Development and Promotion of Solar Concentrators Based Process Heat Application

2012

2016

$4,500,000

$19,350,000

$335,237

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

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Satisfactory

Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

Moderately Moderately Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

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Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

India continuation from previous page. GEF

GLECRDS

Fifth Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme in India

2012

2017

$5,000,000

$6,000,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

GLECRDS

Preparation of Third National Communication to the UNFCCC and strengthening institutional and analytical capacities on climate change

2013

2018

$9,010,604

$26,240,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

India: Multi-sectoral and integrated systems approach to the conservation, management and sustainable utilisation of coastal biodiversity (Gulf of Mannar Marine and Coastal biodiversity)

2002

2014

$7,868,000

$19,085,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Indonesia: Total Grant = $17,213,500 I Total Projects = 4 GEF

EBD

Strengthening Community Based Forest and Watershed Management

2009

2014

$7,190,000

$41,000,000

$4,828,023

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Microturbine Cogeneration Technology Application Project (MCTAP)

2008

2013

$2,867,300

$12,381,000

$2,621,303

Unsatisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Wind Hybrid Power Generation (WHyPGen) Market Development Initiatives

2012

2014

$2,156,200

$9,999,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

GLECRDS

Strategic Planning and Action to strengthen climate Resilience of rural Communities in Nusa Tenggara Timor province (SPARC)

2013

2016

$5,000,000

$54,800,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Iran: Total Grant = $14,321,800 I Total Projects = 4 GEF

EBD

Institutional Strengthening and Coherence for Integrated Natural Resources Management

2010

2015

$4,570,000

$14,600,000

$1,585,425

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Conservation of Wetlands

2005

2013

$3,659,800

$9,790,000

$3,283,499

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

EBD

Conservation of Biodiversity in the Central Zagros Landscape Conservation Zone

2005

2015

$4,192,000

$5,775,000

$2,461,568

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Building a multiple-use forest management framework to conserve biodiversity in the Caspian Forest Landscape

2013

2017

$1,900,000

$5,175,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

CBPF-MSL: Strengthening the management effectiveness of the protected area network in the Daxing’anling Landscape

2013

2018

$3,544,679

$24,500,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

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UNDP-GEF Technical Team

Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

LAOS: Total Grant = $12,225,000 I Total Projects = 4 GEF

GLECRDS

Meeting the Primary Obligations of the Rio Conventions through Strengthened Capacity to Implement Natural Resources Legislation

2010

2013

$500,000

$149,850

$436,463

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

LDCF

GLECRDS

Improving the Resilience of the Agriculture Sector to Climate Change Impacts

2011

2015

$4,645,450

$4,445,450

$1,709,430

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Mainstreaming biodiversity in agricultural and land management policies, plans and programmes

2011

2016

$2,379,550

$4,900,000

$701,630

Moderately Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

GLECRDS

Effective Governance for Small Scale Rural Infrastructure and Disaster Preparedness in a Changing Climate

2013

2016

$4,700,000

$25,927,478

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Malaysia: Total Grant = $21,701,900 I Total Projects = 5 GEF

EBD

Conserving Marine Biodiversity through Enhanced Marine Park Management and Inclusive Sustainable Island Development

2006

2013

$2,301,900

$1,956,884

$2,121,158

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

GEF

EBD

Enhancing the effectiveness and financial sustainability of Protected Areas

2012

2019

$5,600,000

$9,800,000

$93,534

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Buildings Sector Energy Efficiency Project (BSEEP)

2010

2016

$5,000,000

$21,466,000

$494,515

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Biodiversity Conservation in Multiple-Use Forest Landscapes in Sabah

2012

2018

$4,400,000

$4,400,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Biodiversity Conservation in Multiple-Use Forest Landscapes in Sabah

2012

2018

$4,400,000

$19,500,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

Maldives: Total Grant = $8,985,538 I Total Projects = 3 LDCF

GLECRDS

Integrating Climate Change Risks into Resilient Island Planning

2009

2014

$4,605,000

$4,210,000

$617,990

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Atoll ecosystem-based conservation of globally significant biological diversity in the Baa Atoll

2004

2013

$2,730,100

$4,608,370

$2,659,497

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

LDCF

GLECRDS

Increasing Climate Change Resilience through Adaptation in the Tourism Sector

2011

2015

$1,650,438

$1,650,438

$142,303

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

2014

$1,025,000

$1,650,000

$537,354

Unsatisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

Marshall Islands: Total Grant = $1,025,000 I Total Projects = 1 GEF

EITT

Action for the Development of Marshall Islands Renewable Energies (ADMIRE)

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Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

Mongolia: Total Grant = $3,697,721 I Total Projects = 3 GEF

EBD

Strengthening of the Protected Area Networking system in Mongolia (SPAN)

2010

2015

$1,363,630

$4,800,000

$464,269

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP)

2010

2013

$1,025,000

$2,200,000

$921,110

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Network of Managed Resource Protected Areas

2013

2018

$1,309,091

$3,700,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Nepal: Total Grant = $12,314,573 I Total Projects = 3 GEF

EBD

Conservation and Sustainable Use of Wetlands

2007

2013

$2,464,895

$2,097,074

$2,055,999

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Landscape Level Biodiversity Conservation in the Western Terai Complex

2005

2012

$3,549,678

$9,515,005

$3,496,900

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

LDCF

GLECRDS

Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction

2013

2017

$6,300,000

$20,352,510

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Pakistan: Total Grant = $15,867,310 I Total Projects = 7 GEF

EBD

Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation in production systems in the Juniper Forest Ecosystem

2005

2012

$1,000,000

$1,543,737

N/A

N/A

N/A

Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

GEF

EITT

Promotion of Energy Efficient Cooking, Heating and Housing Technologies (PEECH)

2009

2013

$1,025,000

$1,488,500

$875,701

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

EITT

Pakistan Sustainable Transport Project

2011

2016

$5,150,000

$35,000,000

$170,512

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Mountains and Markets: Biodiversity and Business in Northern Pakistan

2012

2017

$1,793,182

$6,185,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

GLECRDS

5th Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme in Pakistan

2012

2016

$2,777,778

$3,565,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Protection and Management of Pakistan Wetlands Project

2005

2014

$3,333,350

$8,800,650

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Conservation of Habitats and Species in Arid and Semi-Arid Ecosystems in Balochistan

2004

2012

$788,000

$463,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2008

2013

$1,025,000

$5,750,000

$818,155

N/A

N/A

2019

$6,900,000

$11,600,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

Highly Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

Palau: Total Grant = $1,025,000 I Total Projects = 1 GEF

EITT

Sustainable Economic Development through Renewable Energy Applications (SEDREA)

Moderately Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

Papua New Guinea: Total Grant = $6,900,000 I Total Projects = 1 GEF

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Community-Based Forest and Coastal Conservation and Resource Management

2012

N/A

N/A

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Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

Philippines: Total Grant = $19,311,003 I Total Projects = 5 GEF

EBD

Samar Island Biodiversity Project

2000

2012

$6,109,470

$7,123,420

N/A

N/A

N/A

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

GLECRDS

Strengthening Coordination for Effective Environmental Management (STREEM)

2009

2013

$525,000

$555,000

$364,667

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Partnerships for Biodiversity Conservation: Mainstreaming in Local Agricultural Landscapes

2010

2016

$4,593,200

$9,100,000

$1,184,643

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

GLECRDS

Fifth Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme

2013

2017

$4,583,333

$5,102,907

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Expanding and diversifying the national system of terrestrial protected areas

2010

2014

$3,500,000

$7,536,094

$2,416,065

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Samoa: Total Grant = $11,287,863 I Total Projects = 4 LDCF

GLECRDS

Integration of Climate Change Risk and Resilience into Forestry Management

2011

2015

$2,501,500

$2,530,000

$777,351

Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

LDCF

GLECRDS

Integrating Climate Risks into the Agriculture and Health Sector

2009

2013

$2,100,000

$2,100,000

$1,669,736

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Strengthening Multi-Sectoral Management Of Critical Landscapes (SMSMCL)

2013

2018

$4,736,363

$24,217,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

GLECRDS

Enhancing resilience of tourist-reliant communities reliant to climate change risks

2013

2017

$1,950,000

$17,288,500

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Sri Lanka: Total Grant = $3,106,250 I Total Projects = 2 GEF

EBD

Strengthening capacity to control the introduction and spread of alien invasive species

2011

2015

$2,060,000

$2,000,000

$188,730

Moderately Satisfactory

Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Promoting Sustainable Biomass Energy Production and Modern Bio-Energy Technologies

2013

2017

$1,046,250

$6,460,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Thailand: Total Grant = $14,722,246 I Total Projects = 6 SCCF

GLECRDS

Strengthening Vulnerable People’s Capacity to Address the Risk and Impacts of Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events

2010

2013

$909,091

$2,000,000

$742,114

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Catalyzing the Sustainability of the Protected Area System

2010

2014

$3,460,000

$8,980,000

$418,731

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Promoting Renewable Energy in Mae Hong Son Province

2010

2015

$2,892,700

$9,320,000

$1,031,841

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Sustainable Management of Biodiversity in the Production Landscape

2011

2015

$2,005,000

$4,550,000

$443,471

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Promoting Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings

2012

2017

$3,637,273

$12,000,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Integrated community-based forest and catchment management through an ecosystem service approach

2012

2017

$1,818,182

$10,760,000

$162,758

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

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Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

Tuvalu: Total Grant = $7,620,000 I Total Projects = 2 LDCF

GLECRDS

Increasing Resilience of Coastal Areas and Community Settlements to Climate Change

2009

2014

$3,420,000

$3,080,000

$1,374,744

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

LDCF

GLECRDS

Effective and responsive islandlevel governance for climate resiliency

2013

2016

$4,200,000

$19,601,596

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Viet Nam: Total Grant = $14,821,213 I Total Projects = 4 GEF

Chemicals

Building capacity to eliminate POPs pesticides stockpiles

2009

2014

$4,657,580

$6,540,109

$1,505,099

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

Chemicals

Environmental Remediation of Dioxin Contaminated Hotspots

2010

2014

$5,027,273

$25,350,000

$3,607,227

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

GLECRDS

Promoting Climate Resilient Infrastructure in Northern Mountain Provinces

2012

2016

$1,400,000

$175,675,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Removing barriers hindering PA management effectiveness

2010

2015

$3,736,360

$15,150,000

$727,792

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

EUROPE AND CIS Multi-country/Regional Projects: Total Grant = $23,940,658 I Total Projects = 8 GEF

W&O

Protection and Sustainable Use of the Dinaric Karst Transboundary Aquifer System (Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovak Republic)

2010

2014

$2,560,000

$3,050,000

$1,458,790

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

W&O

Regional Partnership for Prevention of Transboundary Degradation of the Kura-Aras River

2011

2014

$4,596,658

$11,599,427

$2,607,586

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

Chemicals

Preparing for HCFC phase out in CEITs: needs, benefits and potential synergies with other MEAs (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan)

2008

2012

$575,000

$450,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

W&O

Implementation of The Dnipro Basin Strategic Action Program for the reduction of persistent toxics pollution (Belarus, Ukraine)

2009

2013

$3,435,000

$6,100,000

$2,715,796

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Improving the Financial Sustainability of the Carpathian System of Protected Areas (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Ukraine, Yugoslavia)

2009

2014

$1,050,000

$4,717,041

$675,016

Moderately Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Multicountry Capacity Building (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan)

2009

2013

$3,135,000

$3,311,500

$2,940,680

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

Unsatisfactory

GEF

EBD

Integrated Ecosystem Management in the Prespa Lakes Basin (Albania, FYR-Macedonia)

2006

2014

$4,511,000

$9,403,459

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

W&O

Integrated natural resource management in the Baikal Basin (Mongolia, Russian Federation)

2011

2014

$4,078,000

$10,810,000

$1,365,065

Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

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Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

Albania: Total Grant = $2,024,800 I Total Projects = 2 GEF

EBD

Improving coverage and managment effectiveness of marine and coasltal protected areas

2010

2016

$1,000,000

$1,977,500

$322,242

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

GLECRDS

Identification and Implementation of Adaptation Response Measures in the Drini-Mati River Deltas

2008

2013

$1,024,800

$890,000

$999,302

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Armenia: Total Grant = $8,956,020 I Total Projects = 6 GEF

EITT

Improving the Energy Efficiency of Municipal Heat and Hot Water Supply in Armenia

2005

2013

$3,160,120

$8,870,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

EBD

Catalyzing Financial Sustainability of the Protected Areas System

2010

2017

$1,010,000

$4,760,000

$849,400

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

GLECRDS

Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts in Mountain Forest Ecosystems

2008

2013

$1,000,000

$1,900,000

$950,000

Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

EITT

Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings

2010

2015

$1,135,900

$2,350,000

$753,768

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Developing the Protected Area System

2009

2014

$1,050,000

$2,050,000

$799,226

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Green Urban Lighting

2013

2017

$1,600,000

$8,495,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Azerbaijan: Total Grant = $8,480,000 I Total Projects = 2 SCCF

GLECRDS

Integrating climate change risks into water and flood management by vulnerable mountainous communities

2012

2017

$2,800,000

$7,260,000

$237,832

GEF

EBD

Sustainable land and forest management in the Greater Caucasus landscape

2013

2018

$5,680,000

$11,400,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Moderately Moderately Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

Belarus: Total Grant = $10,429,900 I Total Projects = 4 SCCF

GLECRDS

Strengthening Vulnerable People’s Capacity to Address the Risk and Impacts of Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events

2010

2013

$909,091

$2,000,000

$742,114

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Catalyzing the Sustainability of the Protected Area System

2010

2014

$3,460,000

$8,980,000

$418,731

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Promoting Renewable Energy in Mae Hong Son Province

2010

2015

$2,892,700

$9,320,000

$1,031,841

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Sustainable Management of Biodiversity in the Production Landscape

2011

2015

$2,005,000

$4,550,000

$443,471

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

Bosnia: Total Grant = $2,016,850 I Total Projects = 2 GEF

EBD

Mainstreaming karst peatlands conservation concerns into key economic sectors

2008

2013

$1,050,000

$1,570,000

$997,662

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

EITT

Biomass Energy for Employment and Energy Security Project

2009

2014

$966,850

$1,842,000

$601,123

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

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Project Title

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

2007

2013

$7,631,000

$24,334,000

$7,307,947

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Croatia: Total Grant = $7,631,000 I Total Projects = 1 GEF

EBD

Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in the Dalmatian Coast through Greening Coastal Development

Georgia: Total Grant = $2,925,000 I Total Projects = 3 GEF

EBD

Ensuring sufficiency and predictability of revenues for the protected areas system

2010

2017

$1,000,000

$4,635,000

$877,500

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

Chemicals

Disposal of POPs Pesticides and Initial Steps for Containment of Dumped POPs Pesticides

2012

2014

$1,000,000

$1,348,433

$148,857

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Promotion of Biomass Pellet Production and Utilization

2013

2017

$925,000

$955,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Kazakhstan: Total Grant = $34,212,660 I Total Projects = 9 GEF

EITT

Energy Efficient Design and Construction of Residential Buildings

2010

2015

$4,768,500

$13,250,000

$2,027,746

Highly Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Removing Barriers to Energy Efficiency in Municipal Heat and Hot Water Supply

2006

2013

$3,813,800

$7,180,000

$3,315,000

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

GEF

EITT

Sustainable Transport In The City Of Almaty

2011

2016

$5,131,360

$29,430,000

$1,121,897

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Promotion of energy efficient lighting

2012

2017

$3,470,000

$28,622,338

$402,328

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

Chemicals

Design and Execution of a Comprehensive PCB Management Plan

2010

2014

$3,590,000

$10,600,000

$1,341,552

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Steppe Conservation and Management

2008

2013

$2,275,000

$21,543,300

$2,105,520

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Promotion of energy efficient lighing

2012

2017

$3,400,000

$28,622,338

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

Chemicals

NIP update, integration of POPs into National planning and promoting sound healthcare waste management in Kazakhstan

2013

2017

$3,400,000

$35,012,758

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Improving sustainability of PA system in desert ecosystems through promotion of biodiversitycompatible livelihoods in and around PAs

2013

2018

$4,364,000

$3,735,474

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

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Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

Kyrgyzstan: Total Grant = $5,930,000 I Total Projects = 6 GEF

EITT

Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings

2008

2014

$900,000

$1,800,000

$782,794

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

Chemicals

Management and Disposal of PCBs

2010

2013

$1,030,000

$1,150,000

$592,322

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Strengthening policy and regulatory framework for mainstreaming biodiversity into fishery sector

2008

2013

$1,000,000

$3,120,000

$845,332

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

EBD

Demonstrating Sustainable Mountain Pasture Management in the Susamyr Valley

2007

2013

$1,000,000

$989,216

$969,048

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

EBD

Improving the coverage and management effectiveness of PAs in the Central Tian Shan Mountains

2013

2017

$950,000

$4,966,666

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Small Hydro Power Development

2010

2015

$1,050,000

$22,180,000

$510,728

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

Moldova: Total Grant = $1,585,450 I Total Projects = 2 GEF

EBD

Improving coverage and management effectiveness of the Protected Area System

2009

2013

$1,050,000

$1,035,670

$853,778

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

GLECRDS

Strengthening Environmental Fiscal Reform For National And Global Environment Management

2011

2014

$535,450

$475,000

$95,589

Moderately Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Montenegro: Total Grant = $3,606,093 I Total Projects = 4 GEF

EITT

Power Sector Policy Reform to Promote Small Hydropower Development

2008

2013

$978,393

$3,470,000

$978,393

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

Satisfactory

GEF

GLECRDS

Capacity Building for Environmental Policy Institutions

2011

2014

$527,700

$590,000

$165,783

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Strengthening the sustainability of the Protected Areas System of the Republic of Montenegro

2009

2014

$1,050,000

$5,439,894

$626,702

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Catalyzing financial sustainability of the PA system

2010

2014

$1,050,000

$7,265,000

$464,114

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

2011

2015

$3,072,848

$40,270,000

$576,565

Moderately Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Romania: Total Grant = $3,072,848 I Total Projects = 1 GEF

EITT

Improving Energy Efficiency in Low-Income Households and Communities

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Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

Russian Federation: Total Grant = $57,952,070 I Total Projects = 11 GEF

EITT

Transforming the Market for Efficient Lighting

2010

2017

$7,300,000

$65,730,000

$1,836,137

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Conserving globally significant biodiversity of Taimyr including its keystone population of wild reindeer

2006

2012

$995,000

$3,180,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

EBD

Improving the coverage and management efficiency of protected areas in the steppe biome

2010

2015

$5,604,545

$14,900,000

$2,219,001

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Building energy efficiency in the North West

2010

2016

$6,120,000

$27,500,000

$1,029,319

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Conservation of wetland biodiversity in the Lower Volga region

2005

2013

$6,778,885

$8,824,000

$6,697,104

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

EBD

Strengthening Protected Area System of the Komi Republic to Conserve Virgin Forest Biodiversity in the Pechora River Headwaters Region

2008

2014

$5,200,000

$15,903,460

$4,265,800

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation into energy sector policies and operations

2011

2017

$7,373,640

$33,700,000

$338,854

Moderately Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Greening 2014 Sochi Olympics: A Strategy and Action Plan for the Greening Legacy

2010

2014

$955,000

$2,000,000

$483,725

Moderately Unsatisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Strengthening the Marine and Coastal Protected Areas

2009

2014

$4,140,000

$8,500,000

$2,663,512

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Reducing GHG Emissions from Road Transport in Medium-sized Cities

2012

2017

$5,400,000

$35,200,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

PPG Standards and Labels for Promoting Energy Efficiency

2010

2016

$8,085,000

$32,000,000

$2,512,960

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

Serbia: Total Grant = $2,050,250 I Total Projects = 2 GEF

EITT

Support to Sustainable Transportation System in the Ciy of Belgrade

2008

2012

$1,000,250

$930,000

$658,478

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Ensuring financial sustainability of the protected area system

2010

2014

$1,050,000

$2,970,000

$407,500

Moderately Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Slovak Republic: Total Grant = $3,130,000 I Total Projects = 3 GEF

EBD

Integration of Ecosystem Management Principles and Practices into Land and Water Management of Laborec-Uh region

2007

2013

$1,020,000

$3,349,560

$990,852

Moderately Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

EITT

Sustainable Mobility in the city of Bratislava

2009

2014

$1,030,000

$3,110,000

$397,706

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

Chemicals

Initial Implementation of Accelerated HCFC Phase Out in the CEIT Region

2013

2015

$1,080,000

$12,300,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

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Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

Tajikistan: Total Grant = $5,305,000 I Total Projects = 4 GEF

EBD

Sustaining Agricultural Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

2009

2015

$1,150,000

$4,000,000

$1,253,371

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Support to Sustainable Transport Management in Dushanbe

2010

2015

$1,030,000

$5,861,000

$317,042

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

Chemicals

Initial Implementation of Accelerated HCFC Phase Out in the CEIT Region

2013

2015

$1,100,000

$12,300,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Technology Transfer and Market Development for Small Hydropower

2012

2015

$2,025,000

$6,200,000

$35,623

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Turkey: Total Grant = $22,056,000 I Total Projects = 6 GEF

EBD

Enhancing coverage and management effectiveness of the subsystem of forest protected areas in the national system of protected areas

2008

2012

$997,000

$1,432,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

EITT

Promoting Energy Efficiency in Buildings

2010

2015

$2,720,000

$14,960,000

$1,003,355

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Strengthening the Protected Area Network

2009

2014

$2,400,000

$4,020,000

$1,916,295

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Improving Energy Efficiency in Industry

2010

2015

$6,092,000

$12,403,400

$597,018

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Market transformation of energy efficient appliances

2010

2014

$2,727,000

$2,247,000

$987,868

Highly Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Integrated approach to management of high conservation value forests in the Mediterranean

2013

2018

$7,120,000

$21,180,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Moderately Moderately Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

Turkmenistan: Total Grant = $3,651,280 I Total Projects = 2 GEF

EBD

Strengthening Protected Area System

2009

2013

$1,050,000

$2,598,400

$660,862

Moderately Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Improving Energy Efficiency in the Residential Buildings Sector

2011

2015

$2,601,280

$15,500,000

$401,155

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Ukraine: Total Grant = $12,919,340 I Total Projects = 4 GEF

EBD

Strengthening Governance and Financial Sustainability of the National Protected Area System

2008

2012

$2,129,340

$4,066,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

EITT

Transforming the Market for Efficient Lighting

2011

2016

$6,700,000

$24,500,000

$1,667,980

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

Chemicals

Initial Implementation of Accelerated HCFC Phase Out in the CEIT Region

2013

2015

$3,190,000

$12,300,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

GLECRDS

Integrating Rio Convention provisions into Ukraine’s national environmental policy framework

2013

2016

$900,000

$1,030,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

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Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

Uzbekistan: Total Grant = $7,768,525 I Total Projects = 5 GEF

EBD

Mainstreaming biodiversity into oil-and-gas sector policies and operations

2010

2014

$1,050,000

$7,395,812

$323,299

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Promoting Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings

2009

2014

$3,213,885

$10,470,880

$2,369,439

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Achieving Ecosystem Stability on the exposed Aral Seabed and the Kyzulkum Desert

2007

2013

$1,049,640

$2,267,250

$1,000,000

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

EBD

Strengthening Sustainability of the National Protected Area System by Focusing on Strictly Protected Areas

2008

2013

$1,025,000

$1,240,000

$873,338

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

Chemicals

Initial Implementation of Accelerated HCFC Phase Out in the CEIT Region

2013

2015

$1,430,000

$12,300,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

Chemicals

Healthcare Without Harm: Best Techniques and Practices for Reducing Health-Care Waste

2008

2013

$11,776,353

$6,350,507

$11,776,353

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

GLECRDS

Community-based Adaptation

2008

2013

$4,571,269

$0

N/A

N/A

N/A

Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

SCCF

GLECRDS

Piloting Climate Change Adaptation to Protect Human Health

2010

2015

$4,789,188

$23,353,178

$1,893,768

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

W&O

Applying an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management: focus on seamounts in the southern Indian Ocean

2009

2013

$1,050,000

$5,640,000

$917,881

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

LDC and SIDS Targeted Portfolio Approach for Capacity Development and Mainstreaming of Sustainable Land Management

2004

2013

$25,411,949

$30,950,000

$22,486,469

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

W&O

GEF IW: LEARN

2011

2014

$3,900,000

$4,764,824

$1,923,180

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

W&O

Good Practices and Portfolio Learning in GEF Transboundary Freshwater and Marine Legal and Institutional Frameworks

2008

2012

$1,000,000

$2,007,800

N/A

N/A

N/A

Moderately Satisfactory

Unsatisfactory

LDCF

GLECRDS

Assisting Least Developed Countries processes to advance National Adaptation Plans

2013

2015

$999,000

$0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

W&O

Portfolio Learning with a Focus on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands and Asia Pacific and Coral Triangle Learning

2009

2014

$1,970,000

$3,082,500

$1,715,391

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

W&O

GloBallast: Partnerships to Reduce the Transfer fo Harmful Aquatic Organisms in Ship's Ballast Water

2007

2016

$7,087,680

$16,143,599

$4,098,237

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Supporting Early Action on the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas

2007

2014

$9,530,000

$4,036,000

$8,792,762

Highly Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

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Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN Multi-country/Regional Projects Total Grant: Total Grant = $57,814,574 I Total Projects = 8 GEF

W&O

Sustainable Management of the Shared Living Marine Resources of the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem (CLME) and Adjacent Regions

2008

2013

$8,445,792

$48,300,000

$7,435,418

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

GEF

W&O

Reducing and preventing land-based pollution in the Rio de la Plata/Maritime Front (Argentina, Uruguay)

2009

2014

$3,150,000

$15,020,000

$1,769,507

Moderately Unsatisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Central American Markets for Biodiversity (CAMBio)

2006

2013

$10,225,000

$17,320,000

$9,053,314

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Accelerating Renewable Energy Investments through CABEI in Central America (ARECA)

2007

2014

$7,120,000

$82,670,000

$6,899,735

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Biodiversity Conservation in Coffee (Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru)

2006

2013

$13,280,182

$81,613,497

$12,396,641

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

W&O

Towards Ecosystem Based Management of the Humboldt Current Large Marine Ecosystem

2010

2016

$7,075,000

$25,190,000

$1,407,763

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

W&O

Demonstration of Innovative Approaches to the Rehabilitation of Heavily Contaminated Bays in the Wider Caribbean

2002

2012

$4,038,600

$15,999,000

$3,639,811

N/A

N/A

GEF

W&O

Reducing conflicting water uses in the Artibonite River Basin (Dominican Republic, Haiti)

2009

2014

$4,480,000

$6,200,000

$1,442,128

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

2007

2013

$3,390,130

$4,603,300

$3,076,356

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Moderately Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

Antigua and Barbuda: Total Grant = $3,390,130 I Total Projects = 1 GEF

EBD

Demonstrating the Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Island Resource Management Mechanism

Argentina: Total Grant = $19,210,545 I Total Projects = 6 GEF

EBD

Establishment of incentives for the conservation of ecosystem services of global significance

2011

2014

$3,000,000

$8,959,024

$468,795

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Inter-jurisdictional System of Coastal-Marine Protected Areas (ISCMPA)

2010

2014

$2,272,727

$10,730,000

$1,793,614

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Strengthening fisheries governance to protect freshwater and wetland biodiversity

2010

2014

$2,545,000

$4,843,000

$1,592,440

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Sustainable Management of Arid and Semi-arid Ecosystems to Combat Desertification in Patagonia

2007

2013

$5,883,966

$26,660,445

$4,673,557

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

Chemicals

Environmentally Sound Management and Destruction of PCBs

2011

2015

$3,600,000

$5,000,000

$647,149

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

In-situ Conservation of Andean Crops and Their Wild Relatives in the Humahuaca Valley, the Southernmost Extension of the Central Andes (An Ancient Center of Crop Origin and Domestication)

2005

2014

$1,908,852

$938,200

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

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UNDP-GEF Technical Team

Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

Belize: Total Grant = $1,497,500 I Total Projects = 2 GEF

GLECRDS

Strengthening Institutional Capacities for Coordinating Multi-sectoral Environmental Policies and Programmes

2008

2012

$497,500

$152,400

N/A

N/A

N/A

Moderately Satisfactory

Satisfactory

GEF

EBD

Strengthening National Capacities for the Sustainability of Protected Areas System

2010

2013

$1,000,000

$1,031,000

$546,397

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

Moderately Moderately Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Bolivia: Total Grant = $9,766,667 I Total Projects = 2 GEF

EBD

Biodiversity Conservation through Sustainable Forest Management by local communities

2012

2017

$5,600,000

$10,885,000

$116,300

GEF

GLECRDS

5th Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Program in Bolivia

2012

2016

$4,166,667

$4,500,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

Brazil: Total Grant = $57,217,100 I Total Projects = 7 GEF

EITT

Sugarcane Renewable Electricity (SUCRE)

2010

2015

$8,200,000

$62,800,000

$204,055

GEF

GLECRDS

Third National Communication to the UNFCCC

2010

2014

$5,720,000

$6,500,000

$736,962

GEF

Chemicals

Establishment of PCB Management and Disposal Program

2009

2014

$5,024,000

$11,553,000

$1,010,000

GEF

EITT

Market Transformation for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

2010

2016

$13,795,000

$122,774,000

$1,810,526

Moderately Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Effective Conservation and Sustainable Use of Mangrove Ecosystems

2008

2013

$5,660,000

$15,345,692

$1,650,949

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Catalyzing the contribution of Indigenous Lands to the conservation of forest ecosystems

2009

2014

$6,200,000

$31,700,000

$1,274,597

Moderately Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Environmental Strategy for Electrolytic Hydrogen as a Mass Transit Fuel

2001

2014

$12,618,100

$9,169,000

$8,506,843

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Moderately Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

Chile: Total Grant = $57,217,100 I Total Projects = 7 GEF

EBD

Building a Comprehensive National Protected Areas System

2008

2015

$5,624,000

$21,950,000

$2,419,451

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Regional System of Protected Areas for Sustainable Conservation and Use of Valdivian Temperate Rainforest

2007

2013

$5,375,000

$15,611,767

$4,308,797

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Strengthening the governance framework for invasive species control to conserve globally important biodiversity in Chile

2012

2016

$4,000,000

$6,900,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

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UNDP-GEF Technical Team

Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Colombia: Total Grant = $31,410,457 I Total Projects = 10 GEF

EBD

Mainstreaming traditional knowledge associated with agrobiodiversity agroecosystems

2010

2015

$3,150,000

$5,030,000

$1,266,595

GEF

EITT

Energy Efficient Standards and Labels

2012

2016

$7,985,000

$7,500,000

$147,755

GEF

EBD

Designing and Implementing a National Sub-System of Marine Protected Areas

2011

2016

$5,000,000

$5,456,864

$1,626,490

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings through synergies between Environmental Conventions

2009

2013

$1,025,000

$4,445,000

$810,817

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Mainstreaming biodiversity in the coffee sector

2010

2015

$2,453,000

$5,812,055

$1,768,688

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Institutional and policy strengthening to increase biodiversity conservation on production lands

2011

2014

$997,457

$3,000,000

$464,193

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

Chemicals

Development of National Capacity for the Environmentally Sound Management and Disposal of PCBs

2013

2017

$3,400,000

$16,205,093

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Moderately Moderately Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

GEF

GLECRDS

Third National Communication

2013

2016

$2,000,000

$1,682,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

Chemicals

Development of National Capacity for the Environmentally Sound Management and Disposal of PCBs

2013

2017

$3,400,000

$16,205,093

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

GLECRDS

Third National Communication

2013

2016

$2,000,000

$1,682,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Costa Rica: Total Grant = $12,658,175 I Total Projects = 4 GEF

EBD

Consolidating Marine Protected Areas

2011

2015

$1,292,027

$17,862,676

$237,877

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

Chemicals

Integrated PCB Management in Costa Rica

2013

2017

$1,930,000

$8,709,274

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

GLECRDS

Fifth Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme

2012

2016

$4,398,148

$4,625,000

$3,211,989

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Overcoming Barriers to Sustainability of the Protected Areas System

2008

2014

$5,038,000

$20,309,783

$1,810,682

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Cuba: Total Grant = $20,435,410 I Total Projects = 5 GEF

EBD

Enhancing the prevention, control, and management of Invasive Alien Species in vulnerable ecosystems

2011

2016

$5,090,912

$10,000,000

$1,580,122

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Country Pilot Partnership on Sustainable Land Management

2008

2018

$1,147,500

$2,826,929

$335,230

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Regional approach to the management of marine and coastal protected areas in the Southern Archipelagos

2009

2014

$5,830,000

$14,000,000

$4,398,039

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Capacity Building for Sustainable Land Management in Severely Degraded Ecosystems

2008

2013

$3,847,500

$25,821,531

$2,449,646

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Mainstreaming and Sustaining Biodiversity Conservation in three Productive Sectors of the Sabana Camag端ey Ecosystem

2008

2014

$4,519,498

$23,353,178

$3,306,221

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

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UNDP-GEF Technical Team

Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

Dominican Republic: Total Grant = $8,114,919 I Total Projects = 2 GEF

EBD

Demonstrating Sustainable Land Management in the Upper Sabana Yegua Watershed System

2006

2012

$4,596,919

$25,462,689

N/A

N/A

N/A

Satisfactory

Unsatisfactory

GEF

EBD

Re-engineering the National Protected Area System in order to achieve financial sustainability

2010

2014

$3,518,000

$8,128,000

$1,150,643

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Ecuador: Total Grant = $23,231,713 I Total Projects = 5 GEF

GLECRDS

Fifth Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme

2012

2015

$4,398,145

$4,800,000

$1,600,000

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Sustainable Financing of the System of Protected Areas

2010

2015

$6,600,000

$9,000,000

$1,565,491

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Renewable Electrification of the Galapagos Island

2006

2013

$4,083,096

$23,971,135

$4,024,235

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

SCCF

GLECRDS

Adaptation to Climate Change through Effective Water Governance

2008

2014

$3,700,000

$16,077,332

$1,968,318

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Advancing landscape approaches in Ecuador's National Protected Area System to improve conservation of globally endangered wildlife

2013

2018

$4,450,472

$19,765,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

El Salvador: Total Grant = $3,454,545 I Total Projects = 2 GEF

EBD

Mainstreaming Biodiversity Management into Fisheries and Tourism Activities

2011

2014

$2,454,545

$6,053,000

$307,851

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings (EEPB)

2010

2014

$1,000,000

$3,115,000

$587,946

Highly Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Guatemala: Total Grant = $8,545,455 I Total Projects = 3 GEF

EITT

Productive Uses of Renewable Energy (PURE)

2007

2013

$2,850,000

$27,675,000

$2,649,000

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

Satisfactory

GEF

EBD

Promoting ecotourism to strengthen the financial sustainability of the Guatemalan Protected Areas System (SIGAP)

2013

2017

$1,295,455

$7,156,500

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Sustainable Forest Management and Multiple Global Environmental Benefits

2013

2018

$4,400,000

$1,518,035

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Haiti: Total Grant = $7,627,273 I Total Projects = 3 GEF

EITT

Small Scale Hydropower Development

2011

2015

$1,000,000

$2,000,000

$119,089

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

LDCF

EBD

Strengthening Adaptive Capacities to Address Threats of Climate Change to Coastal Communities

2011

2014

$3,800,000

$7,100,000

$1,354,412

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Establishing a financially sustainable national protected areas system

2009

2014

$2,827,273

$5,850,000

$956,876

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

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Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

Honduras: Total Grant = $10,578,427 I Total Projects = 4 GEF

EBD

Promoting Integrated Ecosystem and Natural Resource Management

2004

2013

$4,519,036

$39,364,468

$4,138,977

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation into the management of pine-oak forests

2011

2015

$909,091

$3,295,000

$416,777

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Conservation of biodiversity in the indigenous productive landscapes of the Moskitia

2009

2015

$2,300,300

$5,740,000

$1,446,131

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

Chemicals

Strengthening National Management Capacities and reduction releases of POPs

2011

2015

$2,850,000

$6,650,000

$722,529

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Jamaica: Total Grant = $3,540,335 I Total Projects = 2 GEF

EBD

Strengthening the operational and financial sustainability of the national Protected Area System

2010

2016

$3,010,585

$5,050,000

$240,417

GEF

GLECRDS

Piloting Natural Resource Valuation within Environmental Impact Assessments

2009

2012

$529,750

$132,000

$379,110

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

Mexico: Total Grant = $25,263,991 I Total Projects = 6 GEF

GLECRDS

Fifth National Communication to the UNFCCC

2011

2013

$2,745,236

$4,440,000

$2,674,636

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

Chemicals

Environmentally Sound Management and Destruction of PCBs

2009

2014

$5,020,000

$14,000,000

$2,492,521

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

GLECRDS

Fifth Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme

2012

2013

$4,662,755

$5,900,000

$2,212,019

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Transforming management of biodiversity rich community production forests

2010

2015

$7,100,000

$17,371,500

$2,611,354

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Grid-connected Photovoltaic Project

2007

2011

$1,000,000

$1,025,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

GEF

EITT

Action Plan for Removing Barriers to the Full Scale Implementation of Wind Power

2003

2011

$4,736,000

$7,076,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

Nicaragua: Total Grant = $7,650,000 I Total Projects = 3 GEF

EBD

Strengthening and Catalyzing the Sustainability of the Protected Areas System

2008

2013

$2,500,000

$3,800,000

$2,149,990

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

EITT

Promotion of Environmentally Sustainable Transport in Metropolitan Managua

2010

2014

$4,250,000

$58,340,000

$799,174

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

Chemicals

Improved Management and release containment of POPs pesticides

2008

2012

$900,000

$2,142,900

N/A

N/A

N/A

2011

2014

$2,006,570

$2,675,000

$355,509

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Moderately Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

Panama: Total Grant = $4,006,570 I Total Projects = 3 GEF

EBD

Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation into the operation of the tourism and fisheries sectors

N/A

N/A

NPIF

EBD

Nagoya Protocol ABS

2013

2016

$1,000,000

$3,422,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

NPIF

EBD

Nagoya Protocol ABS

2013

2015

$1,000,000

$3,422,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

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Project Title

Project Start

Project Closure

Grant Amount (USD)

Co-financing (USD)

Disbursement of Grant as of 30 June 2013

2013 Overall DO Rating

2013 Overall IP Rating

Terminal Evaluation Outcome Rating

Terminal Evaluation Quality Rating

Peru: Total Grant = $8,983155 I Total Projects = 4 GEF

GLECRDS

Second National Communication to the UNFCCC

2006

2012

$1,800,000

$1,012,500

N/A

N/A

N/A

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Unsatisfactory

GEF

EITT

Energy Efficiency Standards and Labels

2012

2016

$2,060,000

$5,150,000

$36,799

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Promoting Sustainable Land Management in Las Bambas

2010

2014

$4,253,155

$16,000,000

$1,778,440

Moderately Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

sustainable management of the biodiversity in the Cotahuasi Basin

2004

2013

$870,000

$3,960,000

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2011

2014

$999,996

$1,716,666

$334,233

Moderately Unsatisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Suriname: Total Grant = $999,996 I Total Projects = 1 GEF

EBD

Coastal Protected Area Management

Uruguay: Total Grant = $7,355,550 I Total Projects = 5 GEF

Chemicals

Development of the National Capacities for the Environmental Sound Management of PCBs

2008

2013

$1,044,550

$1,098,850

$675,846

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Catalyzing the implementation of the Protected Area System

2007

2013

$3,186,000

$4,783,000

$2,835,852

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EITT

Wind Energy Programme (UWEP)

2007

2012

$1,050,000

$6,010,000

$1,000,000

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

Highly Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

GEF

EITT

Electricitty Production from Biomass (PROBIO)

2010

2014

$1,050,000

$5,980,000

$508,592

Satisfactory

Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Implementation Pilot Climate Change Adaptation measure in Coastal Areas

2008

2014

$1,025,000

$3,897,900

$653,341

Satisfactory

Moderately Satisfactory

N/A

N/A

Venezuela: Total Grant = $32,453,823 I Total Projects = 4 GEF

EBD

Strengthening the marine and coastal protected areas system

2011

2015

$7,545,455

$16,000,000

$100,931

Moderately Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Biodiversity conservation in the productive landscape of the Venezuelan Andes

2006

2013

$8,046,900

$29,545,061

$2,655,334

Moderately Moderately Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Strengthening the financial sustainability and operational effectiveness of the National Parks System

2009

2014

$7,362,666

$23,115,000

$907,878

Moderately Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

N/A

N/A

GEF

EBD

Venezuela: Protection and sustainable use of biological diversity in the Orinoco Delta Wetlands

2001

2014

$9,498,802

$23,083,686

N/A

N/A

N/A

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N/A

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Figure 4: 2013 PIR Reporting Cohort

By Region

By Technical Team

Africa Total GEF Grant $315,875,547 Co-financing $1,026,909,395 No. of Projects 86 Arab States Total GEF Grant $52,506,888 Co-financing $141,965,432 No. of Projects 23 asia & the pacific Total GEF Grant $310,963,399 Co-financing $1,317,051,461 No. of Projects 73 Europe and Cis Total GEF Grant $171,236,384 Co-financing $637,845,205 No. of Projects 65 Global Total GEF Grant $61,615170 Co-financing $89,555,784 No. of Projects 7 Latin America and the Caribbean Total GEF Grant $321,354,643 Co-financing $1,206,294,653 No. of Projects 74

Chemicals Total GEF Grant $76,073,206 Co-financing $144,764,835 No. of Projects 19 Ecosystems & Biodiversity Total GEF Grant $557,925,042 Co-financing $1,654,882,150 No. of Projects 155 Energy, infrastructure, transport & Technology Total GEF Grant $314,946,898 Co-financing $1,834,183,200 No. of Projects 78 Green low emission & climate resilient Development strategies Total GEF Grant $155,551,668 Co-financing $311,306,611 No. of Projects 51 Water & Ocean Governance Total GEF Grant $129,055,217 Co-financing $474,485,134 No. of Projects 25

All charts represent total grant funding, including project preparation grant, not including agency fees. All figures are in US dollars.

Wetland biodversity inventorying in the Lower Volga. Credit Natalia Suprun. 2013 Annual Performance Report of UNDP-supported GEF-financed projects

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BD

Biodiversity

CCA

Climate Change Adaptation

CCM

Climate Change Mitigation

CCCD

Cross-cutting Capacity Development

DO

Development Objective

EBD

Ecosystems and Biodiversity

ECIS

Europe & Commonwealth of Independent States

EE

LECRDS Low Emission Climate Resilient Development Strategies LME

Large Marine Ecosystems

LD

Land Degradation

NCSA

National Capacity Self-Assessment

NPIF

Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund

PIR

Project Implementation Report

POP

Persistent Organic Pollutants

Energy Efficiency

RPL

Regional Practice Leader

EM

Ecosystems Management

RTA

Regional Technical Advisor

EITT

Energy, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology

RTL

Regional Technical Leader

PA

Protected Area

GEF

Global Environment Facility

SCCF

Special Climate Change Fund

GHG

Greenhouse Gas

SIDS

Small Island Developing States

IW

International Waters

STAP

Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel

IWRM

Integrated Water Resource Management

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

LAC

Latin America and Caribbean

W&O

Water and Ocean Governance

LDC

Least Developed Countries

LDCF

Least Developed Countries Fund

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Annex 3: Contacts UNDP-GEF Directorate:

Regional Contacts:

Adriana Dinu UNDP – GEF Executive Coordinator and Director a.i. adriana.dinu@undp.org | @AdrianaDinu

Africa Alice Ruhweza UNDP – GEF Regional Team Leader & Technical Adviser alice.ruhweza@undp.org

Nancy Bennet Results Management and Evaluation Adviser nancy.bennet@undp.org

Technical Teams:

Asia and Pacific Gordon Johnson Regional Practice Leader gordon.johnson@undp.org

Chemicals Jacques Van Engel Acting Principal Technical Adviser & MPU Chief jacques.van.engel@undp.org

Europe and CIS Martin Krause Regional Practice Leader martin.krause@undp.org

Ecosystems & Biodiversity Nik Sekhran Principal Technical Adviser nik.sekhran@undp.org

Arab States Robert Kelly UNDP – GEF Regional Team Leader & Technical Adviser robert.kelly@undp.org

Energy, Infrastructure, Transport & Technology Marcel Alers Principal Technical Adviser marcel.alers@undp.org

Latin America and the Caribbean Helen Negret UNDP – GEF Regional Team Leader & Technical Adviser helen.negret@undp.org

Green Low Emission Climate Resilient Development Strategies Stephen Gold Principal Technical Adviser stephen.gold@undp.org Water and Ocean Governance Andrew Hudson Principal Technical Adviser andrew.hudson@undp.org | @AHudsonUNDP

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