Implementation of Strategic Action Program for the Bermejo River Binational Basin: Phase II

Project Summary

This project catalyzes the implementation of the Strategic Action Program for the Bermejo River Binational Basin. The project will implement specific strategic activities identified in the GEF-financed strategic action program (SAP), that address the principal root causes of soil degradation as set forth in the transboundary diagnostic analysis (TDA) and, in doing so, will provide the necessary institutional, legal, and informational basis to enhance and restore the environmental functioning of the system, and provide protection to endemic species within the five component ecosystems - montane, humid forest, arid Chaco/savannah, sub-humid Chaco, and humid Chaco. These actions, with increamental costs, will complement Basin-scale interventions by the Binational Commission, and the governments of Argentia and Bolivia, financed in part from national and provincial/prefectural sources and by international loan funding, many of which address expected baseline activities. Strengthening of Basin institutions, building of agency and organizational capacity, and integration of environmental concerns into economic development activites on a sustainable basis, and the promotion of the public awareness and participation are key elements of this project.

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
OAS, Binational Commission - Upper Bermejo
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
11,040,000 USD
Co-financing Total
8,730,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
452,000 USD
Total Cost 19,770,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Project Approved for Implementation
30 Apr 2001
Project closed
31 Oct 2005