Central American Markets for Biodiversity (CAMBio): Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable use within Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Development and Financing

Project Summary

The project will support the mainstreaming of biodiversity conservation and sustainable use within small, micro, and medium sized enterprise development and financing in five Central American countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua).The project goal is to ensure that micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises in Central America increasingly contribute to sustainable development and environmental protection by incorporating biodiversity concerns in their products and servicesThe project objective is to remove barriers in banking, business, and enabling environment to catalyze biodiversity-friendly investments in micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises in Central America

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
10,225,000 USD
Co-financing Total
27,270,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
786,500 USD
Total Cost 37,495,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
16 Jan 2005
Concept Approved
01 Feb 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
20 Mar 2006
Project closed
31 Dec 2015