CACILM: Central Asian Countries Initiative for Land Management Multi-country Partnership Framework Phase 1

Project Summary

The goal is to combat land degradation and improve rural livelihoods in the CACs. The objective is to establish the Central Asian Initiative for Land Management (CACILM), a multi-country and donor partnership to support the development and implementation of national level programmatic frameworks for more comprehensive and integrated approaches to sustainable land management in the region. CACILM will be guided by a National Programming Framework (NPF) for each country that will: (i) describe the necessary policy, legislative, and institutional conditions for sustainable land management; (ii) describe the approach to mainstreaming sustainable land management into national development planning and budgetary processes; (iii) ensure an effective mechanism(s) for broad stakeholder participation in the formulation, design and implementation of activities; (iv) identify the priority problems and constraints to sustainable land management; (v) identify the priority investment and technical assistance requirements and their sequencing; (vi) identify and match the ongoing and planned investment and technical assistance programs of external agencies to the individual national needs; and (vii) specify a monitoring and evaluation system that will identify objectives, milestones, and indicators to measure progress against benchmarks for sustainable land management and resource mobilization.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Concept Proposed
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Executing Agencies
Minister of Ecology and Emergency SituationsKyrgyz Republic; Central Asian Research Hydrometeorological InstituteRepublic of Uzbekistan, ADB, FAO, IFAD, UNDP, UNEP
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
700,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
174,641 USD
Co-financing Total
GEF Agency Fees
1,863,000 USD
Total Cost 874,641.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
07 Apr 2004
Preparation Grant Approved
31 Jan 2005
Concept Approved
02 Aug 2006
Project Approved for Implementation
Project closed
30 Nov 2007