SIP PROGRAM: Strategic Investment Program for SLM in Sub-Saharan Africa (SIP)

Project Summary

The SIP aims to optimize natural resource use at the landscape level in SSA countries by integrating and implementing SLM across sectors, assisted by the knowledge, analytical, and policy support of the World Bank (in association with TerrAfrica partners) and a programmatic envelope of well-informed, sequenced investments. SIP is modeled upon guidance pioneered by several WB/GEF Strategic Partnerships, including the Black Sea-Danube Partnership Investment Fund, the SSA Fisheries Partnership, and other recent GEF programmatic efforts such as the China Biodiversity Partnership, and CACILM. It is also aligned with the new and evolving GEF programmatic guidance shaped from these positive experiences, while also speaking directly to the emerging GEF emphasis on cross-sectoral integration across focal areas.In support of the implementation of the shared vision outlined in the TerrAfrica platform, a strategic programmatic WB/GEF funding partnership will leverage much stronger efficiency and effectiveness of SLM investments.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Concept Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Depends on the child project
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
700,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,893,673 USD
Co-financing Total
GEF Agency Fees
12,702,000 USD
Total Cost 2,593,673.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
08 Apr 2005
Preparation Grant Approved
12 Oct 2005
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2007
Project Approved for Implementation
Project closed