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Detail of GEF Project #84

GEF Project ID84
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameIndia Ecodevelopment
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3; 1; 4
Approval Date1995-05-03
CEO Endorsement Date1996-08-05
GEF Agency Approval Date1996-09-05
Project Completion Date2004-06-30
Project StatusProject Closure
Executing AgencyMinistry of Environment and Forestry; 7 State Forest Departments
DescriptionProject integrates conservation and development objectives in 7 threatened, priority sites representative of India's varied ecosystems. It supports improved protected area management, emphasizing joint management with local communities; the design and financing of village development plans and agreements that address the negative interactions of local communities on biodiversity and vice-versa; and research (biological and policy), education, and institution-building to improve knowledge of, and support and capacity for, ecodevelopment and conservation activities.
Implementation StatusThe Project was extended for two years and closed on June 30, 2004. Project implementation has been satisfactory with some parks demonstrating good practices and approaches to community participation in protected area management. An ICR was completed and a lessons learned study completed by GoI. the bank and GOI have initiated action for a follow-up project that would look at a landscape approach to protected area management
PRIF Amount
213,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
20,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
20,213,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
54,000,000 USD
Project Cost
74,213,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
20,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
54,000,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
74,213,000 USD
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