Natural Resources Development Project

Project Summary

The development objective of the proposed Albania Natural Resources Development Project (NRDP) is to establish or maintain sustainable, community-based natural resource management in about 210 communes in upland and mountainous erosion-prone lands. This will lead to enhanced productivity and incomes derived from sustainable resource management, reduced soil degradation, improved water management, conservation of biodiversity, and strengthened public sector management of these resources. The project global environmental objective is to reverse severe degradation of upland and mountainous erosion-prone lands, and sediment runoff to the Adriatic Sea, through the rehabilitation and sustainable management of natural resources, including globally significant biodiversity.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Food
GEF Project Manager
Andrea Kutter |


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
5,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
14,640,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
450,000 USD
Total Cost 19,640,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
14 Jan 2005
Concept Approved
01 Feb 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
11 May 2005
Project closed
01 Nov 2011