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Detail of GEF Project #1173

GEF Project ID1173
IBRD PO ID48315
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameProtected Areas Management Project
CountryTunisia
RegionAfrica
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program1; 2
Pipeline Entry Date1999-04-01
PDF-B Approval Date1999-04-08
Approval Date2001-12-07
CEO Endorsement Date2002-05-30
GEF Agency Approval Date2002-06-27
Project Completion Date2009-02-28
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyGeneral Directorate of Forestry (DGF), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Tunisia
DescriptionThe project will assist the government of Tunisia in improving the conservation of biodiversity within the protected areas through implementation of management plans at three national parks together with local communities and capacity building at the regional levels to assure sustainable ecosystem management and monitoring.
Implementation StatusThe project became effective 07/18/2002; the launch mission took place 12/17/2002; the first funds were made available by the Government to the implementing agency on 09/15/2003. The project was slow taking off, followed by a good start after last supervision, but does not seem to be able to catch up with the delays. Delays are caused by: procurement procedures, limited support from high level management and no incentive to staff. During the next supervision mission, recommendations will be made for a significant restructuring. Subsequently, a letter will be sent by Bank Management to Borrower to highlight all key issues and actions recommended. A closer supervision is required. MTR is scheduled for December 6, 2005.
PDF B Amount
250,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,130,000 USD
GEF Grant
5,380,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
4,590,000 USD
Project Cost
9,970,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
656,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
5,330,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
4,550,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
10,130,000 USD
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