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Detail of GEF Project #1184

GEF Project ID1184
IBRD PO ID69847
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameConservation of Medicinal and Herbal Plants
CountryJordan
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program1; 13
Pipeline Entry Date2000-02-24
PDF-B Approval Date2000-03-29
Approval Date2002-10-15
CEO Endorsement Date2003-03-19
GEF Agency Approval Date2003-05-06
Project Completion Date2010-06-16
Project StatusProject Completion
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyNational Center for Agricultural Research and Technology Transfer (NCARTT)
Description( This review sheet should be read along with the previous review done 11.10.99 and bilaterals held on November 10, 2000). The overall objective of the project is to support the conservation, management, cultivation and sustainable utilization of medicinal and herbal plants in Jordan while ensuring effective in situ protection of threatened habitats and ecosystems.
Implementation StatusThe PAD was completed on March 20, 2003, and Bank Approval was obtained on May 29, 2003. Project implementation has been delayed by slow bureaucratic procedures and a project management scheme that does not reflect the PAD description. The last Bank mission (a TTL hand-over mission) was carried out in July 2004. Government of Jordan (GOJ) once again expressed its strong support to this ground-breaking project and assured the mission of its commitment towards improving the pace of implementation. During the mission, agreements were reached to address the outstanding issues and ensure full implementation. Increased disbursements are expected in FY05. MTR is scheduled for February 28, 2006.
PDF B Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
5,350,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
7,500,000 USD
Project Cost
12,850,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
535,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
5,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
9,210,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
14,560,000 USD
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