NCSA Documents

NCSAs were country-driven enabling activities that catalyzed a systematic and crosscutting analysis of individual, organizational and systemic capacities. The primary objective of these assessments was to determine the challenges of countries’ underlying capacities to meet their global environmental commitments, particularly commitments that are framed by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Convention to Combat Desertification and Drought (UNCCD), and the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Countries received USD 200,000 to carry out their NCSAs and the first NCSAs began in 2002 with funding from the GEF.

According to the evaluation of this initiative, as of June 2011, GEF extended grants to 153 countries out of 166 GEF eligible countries to implement NCSAs; 146 NCSAs were completed or nearly completed; 6 were canceled and one was not approved.

A synthesis of the results and lessons learned of the NCSAs (conducted in 2010 and presented in the NCSA Synthesis Report) indicated that the top five capacity development needs were:

  • public awareness and education;
  • information management and sharing;
  • policy, legislative, and regulatory framework;
  • organizational mandates and structures;
  • economic and financial sustainability.
Country NCSA Files NCSA Reports
Afghanistan NCSA PDF icon ncsa-afghanistan-fr-ap.pdf PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2006-08)
Albania NCSA PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005)
PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005)
PDF icon Albania_action_plan.pdf
PDF icon Albania_final_report.pdf
PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report, PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report
Algeria NCSA PDF icon ncsa-algeria-fr-ap-FR.pdf PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2007-11), PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005), PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005)
Antigua & Barbuda NCSA PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005)
PDF icon ncsa-antigua_barbuda-fr-ap.pdf
Argentina NCSA PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005)
Armenia NCSA PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005)
PDF icon Armenia_final-report.pdf
PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework, PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework
Azerbaijan NCSA PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2006-08) PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2005-09)
Bahamas NCSA PDF icon ncsa-bahamas-fr-ap.pdf
PDF icon ncsa-bahamas-nemap.pdf
Bangladesh NCSA PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2006-08)
PDF icon ban01_(1).pdf
PDF icon ncsa-bangladesh-fr-ap.pdf
PDF icon Bangladesh_NCSA_Report.pdf
PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2006-10), PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005), PDF icon Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (2005), PDF icon National Environment Management and Action Plan (NEMAP, 1995)
Barbados NCSA PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2002-04)
Belarus NCSA PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005)
PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005)
PDF icon ncsa-belarus-fr-ap.pdf
PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005)
Belize NCSA Package icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005)
PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005)
PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005)
PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005)
PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005)
PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005)
PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005)
PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005)
Benin NCSA PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005)
PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005)
PDF icon ncsa-benin-fr-ap-FR.pdf
PDF icon ccr-benin.pdf
PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2004-08)
Bhutan NCSA PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005)
PDF icon Bhutan_final_report.pdf
PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2008-12), PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005), PDF icon National Environment Strategy (1998)
Bolivia NCSA PDF icon ccr-Bolivia.pdf
PDF icon ncsa-bolivia-ap-SP.pdf
Bosnia and Herzegovina NCSA PDF icon NCSA_BiH_Report_-_eng_2.pdf PDF icon National Development Strategy and PRSP (2004-07), PDF icon National Development Strategy and PRSP (2004-07), PDF icon Millennium Develpment Goals Report
Botswana NCSA PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2003-07), PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2004)
Brazil NCSA PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2002-06), PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2004)
Bulgaria NCSA PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework
PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework
PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework
PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005)
PDF icon ccr-bulgaria.pdf
PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2003), PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2003)
Burkina Faso NCSA PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework
PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework
PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework
PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2005)
PDF icon ccr-Burkino_Faso-FR.pdf
PDF icon Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (2004), PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2003), PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2001-05), PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2004)
Burundi NCSA PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2006-08)
PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework
PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework
PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2006-10)
PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2005-07), PDF icon Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (2006), PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2004)
Cambodia NCSA PDF icon ncsa-cambodia-fr-ap.pdf PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2006-10)
Cameroon NCSA PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2006-10)
PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2006-10)
PDF icon ncsa-cameroon-fr-ap.pdf
PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2008-12)
Cape Verde NCSA PDF icon Cape_Verde_final_report.pdf
PDF icon ccr-Cape_Verde-POR.pdf
PDF icon Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (2004), PDF icon United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2006-10), PDF icon Millennium Development Goals Report (2004)