Unlocking Biodiversity Benefits through Development Finance in Critical Catchments

Project Summary

To develop policy and capacity incentives for mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystemsvalues into national, regional and local development policy and finance: application demonstrated in twowater catchments

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
South Africa
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
Development Bank of Southern Africa
Executing Agencies
Departmental of Environmental Affairs,SANBI
GEF Period:
GEF - 6
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
137,615 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,201,835 USD
Co-financing Total
48,694,677 USD
GEF Agency Fees
648,165 USD
Total Cost 56,034,127.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
13 Mar 2015
Preparation Grant Approved
28 Apr 2015
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2015
Project Approved for Implementation
13 Jun 2017
Project closed