Desert Margin Programme, Phase 1

Project Summary

(a) review and analysis of the extent and nature of land degradation and its socio-economic and biophysical causes; (b) identification and testing of available solutions (indigenous, new technologies, and policy and institutional changes) together with farmers, NGOs, and NARS; (c) development of improved solutions (technologies, policies, institutions) through participatory research; (d) assessment of the likely impact of solutions in solving degradation problems and designing monitoring systems for measuring impact; and (e) collaboration with researchers, farmers, communities, NGOs, policymakers, and donors in implementing and monitoring the findings and recommendations of the DMP.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
365,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,987,134 USD
Co-financing Total
10,231,999 USD
GEF Agency Fees
141,540 USD
Total Cost 15,584,133.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
11 Jun 2002
Preparation Grant Approved
21 Sep 1998
Concept Approved
01 Dec 2001
Project Approved for Implementation
17 Jul 2002
Project closed
01 Jun 2004