PRC-GEF Partnership: Sustainable Development in Poor Rural Areas

Project Summary

The Project Development Objective of the Sustainable Development in Poor Rural Areas Project (SDPRAP) is to explore and pilot more effective and innovative ways of providing poverty reduction assistance to the poorest communities and households through CDD and participatory approaches. By bringing project funding down to the community level and enabling communities and households to determine the use of those funds, the Project will help resolve the problems of: (a) only a limited portion of available poverty reduction funding reaching the local level and (b) institutional priorities and administrative constraints predetermining what poverty reduction activities actually take place at the local level. The Global Environment Objective of the Project is to demonstrate–under the Sustainable Land Management and Adaptation component (SLMA)–improved sustainable land management through innovative community pilots addressing vulnerability to climate change in poor rural areas for introduction and mainstreaming into the project’s Community-driven Development (CDD) approach.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
State Council/Leading Group for Poverty Reduction, Provinces of Shaanxi, Henan; Chongqing
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
280,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,265,000 USD
Co-financing Total
154,900,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
454,500 USD
Total Cost 159,445,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
22 Jan 2008
Preparation Grant Approved
04 Feb 2008
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2008
Project Approved for Implementation
13 May 2010
Project closed
13 Jun 2016