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CPE: Philippines (1992 - 2007)

Document No: 
36
Country / Region : 
Philippines
Year: 
02/01/07

Country Portfolio Evaluation Report
Philippines

The Philippines is one of the largest recipients of GEF support, with allocations in both climate change and biodiversity, and a well-established GEF Small Grants Programme. The environment sector is an essential part of the country's sustainable development agenda.

 

Conclusions

  • GEF support has been relevant to both national development plans and priorities and the GEF mandate. The support has produced global environmental benefits.
  • Lack of compliance and declining environmental trends endanger all these benefits.
  • There are several inefficiencies related to the GEF portfolio, having to do with quality of data and procedural transparency.
  • The Operational Focal Point has not been institutionalized within the GEF Agencies; this and the appointment of a succession of different Focal Points pose challenges for the interactions between the GEF and the Philippines.

 

Recommendations

  • The GEF should develop mechanisms and procedures for working with large recipients of GEF support.

 

GEF Council decision

  • The Council asked the Secretariat to prepare a proposal for improving country-level coordination and programming.
  • The Council asked the Secretariat to ensure transparency and improved access to information on GEF procedures and project progress.

 

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