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Detail of GEF Project #586

GEF Project ID586
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameIntegrated Management of Land-Based Activities in the Sao Francisco Basin
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaInternational Waters
Operational Program10
PDF-B Approval Date1998-07-01
Approval Date1998-07-01
CEO Endorsement Date1999-08-23
GEF Agency Approval Date1999-09-21
Project Completion Date2006-06-01
Project StatusProject Closure
Executing AgencyOAS
DescriptionThis project develops a watershed management program for the Rio Sao Francisco Basin, which discharges into the South West Atlantic Large Marine Ecosystem and Brazil Current. The strategic, integrated and sustainable program for the management of this system and its coastal zone to be formulated during this project will address the physical, biological, chemical and institutional root causes of the progressive degradation which is affecting the basin and, particularly, the coastal ecosystems. The project will focus on the use of economic instruments and catalyze implementation activities with incremental costs to restore and sustain the coastal zone through improved river basin management included in the watershed management program. The project will complement basin-scale interventions by the Government of Brazil, financed in part from national sources and by The World Bank through the Program for Water Development (PROAGUA) and other donors. The project forms the Latin American demonstration project under the Global Program of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA) GEF operational program element.
Implementation StatusProject Completed
PDF B Amount
341,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,430,000 USD
GEF Grant
4,771,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
17,443,000 USD
Project Cost
22,214,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
4,430,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
17,443,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
22,214,000 USD
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