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Detail of GEF Project #79

GEF Project ID79
IBRD PO ID4403
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameConservation of Priority Protected Areas
CountryPhilippines
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational ProgramSTRM
Approval Date1991-05-01
CEO Endorsement Date1994-05-05
GEF Agency Approval Date1994-05-05
Project Completion Date2002-06-30
Project StatusProject Closure
Executing AgencyNGOs for Integrated Protected Areas (NIPA); Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
DescriptionSupport for government efforts to establish a core National Integrated Protected Area System (NIPAS) for ten sites over a seven year period, through financing site development and resource management. The project promotes participation of local communities in site management, and strengthens national capacity for coordination and monitoring. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) received a grant to strengthen park infrastructure and services, and a national NGO consortium (NIPA) received a grant to provide technical assistance services and administer a livelihood fund for local communities.
Implementation StatusThe final implementation progress rating was unsatisfactory, mainly since several agreed actions on specific cases of misprocurements, ineligible expenses, and conflict of interests by NIPA were not resolved. The project closed June 30, 2002, and the Implementation Completion Report (ICR) process has been completed (ICR issued on Jan 23, 2004).
GEF Project Grant
20,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
20,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
2,856,000 USD
Project Cost
22,856,000 USD
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