OECS Protected Areas and Associated Sustainable Livelihoods

Project Summary

The development objective of the project is to contribute to the economic development of the Small Island Development States (SIDS) of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) region through (I) the strengthening of existing and the creation of new protected areas; and (b) providing environmentally sustainable economic opportunities for communities living in the surrounding areas. This will be accomplished by: (I) improving the relevant, policy regulatory, and institutional arrangements in the participating countries; (b) establishing or strengthening a number of demonstration PAs including providing support for the development of new and alternative livelihoods for communities living in the proximity of these sites; and (c) improving institutional capacity to manage PAs in the region.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Environment and Sustainable Development Unit (ESDU) of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
114,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,700,000 USD
Co-financing Total
3,871,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
559,000 USD
Total Cost 7,685,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
09 Jan 2004
Preparation Grant Approved
29 Nov 2000
Concept Approved
01 Feb 2004
Project Approved for Implementation
19 Apr 2004
Project closed
31 Jul 2011