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Detail of GEF Project #648

GEF Project ID648
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameCoastal and Marine Biodiversity Management Project
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program2
PDF-B Approval Date1996-09-05
Approval Date1999-05-07
CEO Endorsement Date2000-04-10
GEF Agency Approval Date2000-06-01
Project Completion Date2007-12-31
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyMICOA, provincial and district governments & relevant technical line ministries
DescriptionThe project will test and refine an approach to achieve sustainable economic development of coastal zone resources through a strategic development planning process that integrates their ecological, social and physical values, and balances the varying interests involved in their management. The approach will be multi-pronged, and will include: (a) strategic spatial planning that fully integrates conservation with regional development; (b) establishment and strengthened protection of key marine conservation areas and initiation of conservation-oriented community activities in and around them; (c) capacity building of key government and non-government stakeholders responsible for biodiversity protection; (d) public awareness raising; and (e) establishing best practice for environmentally and biodiversity friendly development. The GEF grant will support the preparation of a biodiversity overlay to the strategic spatial development plan; protection of globally significant areas and species; establishment of a related monitoring system; integration of global biodiversity specifications into a tender for a private sector concession; and capacity building for conservation and management of biodiversity.
Implementation StatusThe mid-term review was provided. As of the review, the overall implementation of the project appears delayed, although there are positive signs of progress in Component 1: Strategic Development Plans and in some subcomponents of Component 2: Biodiversity Conservation and Community Development and Component 5: Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation. Such limited implementation is due to a number of factors including: (a) complexity of the project design, particularly for the strategic development planning (SDP) process, integration of spatial planning and biodiversity conservation, and community participation and resource management; (b) insufficient project management capacity and familiarity with WB assistance procedures; and (c) unclear strategy for inter-institutional coordination and provision of incentives for stakeholder engagement and ownership.
PDF B Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,730,000 USD
GEF Grant
4,080,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
5,130,000 USD
Project Cost
9,210,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
3,730,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
6,400,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
10,480,000 USD
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