Development of National Implementation Plans for the Management of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

Project Summary

The objective of the project is to strengthen national capacity to manage persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and to assist countries in meeting their obligations under the Stockholm POPs Convention. The project will assist twelve pilot countries in developing a National Implementation Plan (NIP) for POPs management, thus enabling them to reduce and eventually eliminate their POPs emissions. These NIPs are expected to meet the initial reporting obligations of these countries towards the Convention. Generic and technical guidelines for the development of NIPs and the adoption of POPs management options will be developed based on the experience gained and the lessons learned in the pilot countries. These widely applicable guidelines and the experience gained will greatly facilitate the further development of NIPs in other countries. A large number of countries will participate in sub-regional consultations organised around the pilot countries, such that experience will be shared and other countries will be encouraged to sign and ratify the Convention and prepare their NIP.

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
United Nations Environment Programme (Chemicals Unit)National Executing Agencies of participating countries
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,835,000 USD
Co-financing Total
2,970,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
432,000 USD
Total Cost 9,155,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
22 Mar 2002
Preparation Grant Approved
01 Jun 1999
Concept Approved
01 May 2001
Project Approved for Implementation
29 Apr 2002
Project closed
01 Dec 2009