Strengthening the Implementation Capacities for Nutrient Reduction and Transboundary Cooperation in the Danube River Basin (Tranche 2)

Project Summary

The overall objective of the Danube Regional Project is to complement the activities of the ICPDR required to provide a regional approach and global significance to the development of national policies and legislation and the definition of priority actions for nutrient reduction and pollution control with particular attention to achieving sustainable transboundary ecological effects within the DRB and the Black Sea area. Taking into account the basic orientations of the Danube/Black Sea Basin Programmatic Approach, the Danube Regional Project, in its Phases 1 and 2, shall facilitate implementation of the Danube River Protection Convention in providing a framework for coordination, dissemination and replication of successful demonstration that will be developed through investment projects (World Bank-GEF Strategic Partnership, EBRD, EU programmes for accession countries etc.).Specific objective of Phase 2 of the Project, December 2003 - November 2006, is to set up institutional and legal instruments at the national and regional level to assure nutrient reduction and sustainable management of water bodies and ecological resources, involving all stakeholders and building up adequate monitoring and information systems.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
UNOPS (in cooperation with ICPDR)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
12,240,000 USD
Co-financing Total
12,878,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
506,510 USD
Total Cost 25,118,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Concept Approved
01 May 2003
Project Approved for Implementation
21 Mar 2004
Project closed
20 Oct 2009