Decentralized GEF Medium-sized Grants Programme

Project Summary

The objective of this proposal is to test the effectiveness of a pilot initiative to implement a GEF Medium-Sized Grant Program in a decentralized manner and at an in-country level. This pilot initiative, experimental in nature, was designed to (a) present a more responsive, simplified, efficient and cost effective mechanism to process, manage and implement MSPs; (b) enhance the participation and direct access of medium-sized and local NGOs and other Argentine partners to GEF resources; (c) strengthen collaboration and coordination between all GEF Implementing Agencies working at the local level; and (d) forge stronger partnerships and efficient collaboration between the local offices of the GEF Implementing Agencies, the Government of Argentina, the NGOs and civil society.This proposal is submitted in parallel with a Corporate Program on Targeted Medium-sized Projects to be launched globally which will be submitted to the November Council meeting for consideration.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Min de Relaciones Exteriores – Secretaria de Medio Ambiente
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
2,500,000 USD
Co-financing Total
30,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
203,000 USD
Total Cost 2,530,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2004
Project Approved for Implementation
08 Mar 2006
Project closed
30 Jun 2010