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Confirmation of extension to cancellation deadline under GEF Policy on Project Cancellation - July 1, 2020

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July 1, 2020

Dear GEF Council Members, Operational Focal Points and GEF Agencies,

Further to my e-mail of June 1, 2020 on the subject of the Extension to Project Cancellation Deadlines, I am pleased to confirm that the 6-month extension also applies to approvals at the 58th Council meeting (as well as Medium-sized Projects approved before the conclusion of C.58).  The impacts of the extension on these approvals are illustrated in the table below:

Type of Project (Examples)

Date of PIF Approval

Extended deadline for submission of endorsement/approval package to GEFSEC

Extended deadline to obtain CEO endorsement/approval

Example 1: Full-sized Project

June 3, 2020

December 3, 2021 (12+6 months)

June 3, 2022 (18+6 months)

Example 2: Medium-sized Project (2 step)

June 3, 2020

August 3, 2021 (8+6 months)

December 2021 (12+6 months)


Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO and Chairperson