Second Rural Poverty, Natural Resources Management and Consolidation of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor Project

Project Summary

The global objective of the proposed project supports the efforts of the Government of Panama to integrate environmental and social sustainability into development and poverty reduction strategies in the Pacific and Atlantic municipalities. It will do so through the following objectives: (a) enable decentralization of environmental management by strengthening local governments; (b) strengthen and train local government authorities in environmental management; and (c) support poor communities to adopt biodiversity friendly income generating activities.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Autoridad Nacional del Ambiente (ANAM) -- National Environmental Authority
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
275,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
12,100,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
565,000 USD
Total Cost 18,375,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
16 May 2003
Preparation Grant Approved
18 Jun 2003
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
16 May 2006
Project closed
29 Apr 2015