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Detail of GEF Project #837

GEF Project ID837
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameConservation and Sustainable Use of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program2
PDF-A Approval Date1997-10-20
PDF-B Approval Date1998-12-18
PDF-B(Supplemental Approval Date2000-07-06
Approval Date2000-07-01
CEO Endorsement Date2001-04-17
GEF Agency Approval Date2001-05-22
Project Completion Date2006-06-30
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyComisión Centroamericana de Ambiente y Desarrollo (CCAD) Sistema de Integracion CentroAmericano (SICA)
DescriptionThe Regional MBR System Project would assist the countries of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras to strengthen and coordinate national policies, regulations, and institutional arrangements for marine ecosystem conservation and sustainable use, with a particular focus on transboundary issues. These would include: standardizing ecosystem monitoring for development of a regional information system; harmonizing regulations and enforcement mechanisms related to effluent standards, management of shared fish stocks, and EA/zoning requirements for coastal development and tourism; and disseminating information on the regional MBR conservation initiative to the regional and international community.
Implementation StatusProject has been downgraded from satisfactory to moderately satisfactory because of the delay on the part of the Mexican Government to sign off on the common policy framework governing shared MBRS resources. Regional coordination is highly satisfactory in that there is tangible ownership of the project by all four countries and joint participation in all project activities. This is due in no small part to the skillful management of project priorities, relations with counterparts and potential donors, and oversight of project activities (including Financial Management and Procurement) and by the Project Coordinator and his team. Contract with UNDP has been terminated (as of December 2004), the RCU has full responsibility for procurement and disbursement functions.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
PDF B Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
10,100,000 USD
GEF Grant
10,616,130 USD
Cofinancing Total
7,160,000 USD
Project Cost
17,776,130 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,180,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
11,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
13,200,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
24,716,130 USD
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