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Bibliographic References

Burgiel, S.W. and S. Cohen. 1997. The Global Environment Facility - From Rio to New Delhi: A Guide for NGOs. IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Click here to open "The Global Environment Facility From Rio to New Delhi: A Guide for NGOs"

GEF. 2002. GEF Financial Arrangements for Biodiversity Conservation.

Wells, M., D. Ganapin, and F. Trempe. 1998. Second Independent Evaluation of the GEF Small Grants Programme: The Transition to an Operational Phase. Volume 1: Main Report. UNDP.


Web Sites

The web site of the GEF. Contains comprehensive overview information and significant background documentation and links.

The online database of GEF projects. Contains comprehensive overview information and significant background documentation and links on the GEF portfolio.

Overview of UNDP-GEF Group including links to application forms for PDF A, PDF B, and medium-size grants.

The World Bank's GEF portfolio.

UNEP GEF homepage. Includes information UNEP GEF projects, enabling activities, the STAP and an NGO information kiosk.

GEF Country Dialogue Workshops Program web page. Gives details on the CDW program including workshop tools on how to access GEF resources and how to propose, prepare and implement GEF-financed activities. Schedule of upcoming workshops available.

Information on the Small Grants Program, including participating countries and country program strategies, eligible activities, how to apply for a grant, and details on approved projects.

Information on the GEF Pipelines of each of the IAs.

Information on the current projects in the GEF Pipeline.



A complete listing of all GEF national operational focal points can be found at:

Key GEF contacts at IAs are listed on IA web sites (see above).

A major component of a new GEF outreach and communications strategy is the Country Dialogue Workshops (CDW) Program. The Program organizes participatory workshops around the world to facilitate group dialogues between country-based stakeholders, the GEF and its implementing Agencies, the Convention Secretariats, and the STAP. These workshops provide practical information on how to access GEF resources and how to propose, prepare and implement GEF-financed activities. For information on the CDW program see:

Part I - Eligibility

  1. Project name:

2. GEF Implementing Agency:

3. Country or countries in which the project is being implemented:

4. Country eligibility:

5. GEF focal area(s), and/or cross-cutting issues:

6. Operational program/Short-term measure:

7. Project linkage to national priorities, action plans, and programs:

8. GEF national operational focal point and date of country endorsement:

9. Project rationale and objectives:

10. Expected outcomes:

11. Planned activities to achieve outcomes:

  1. Stakeholders involved in project:

Part II - Information on Block A PDF Activities

13. Activities to be financed by the PDF:

14. Expected outputs and completion dates of the PDF A:

15. Other possible contributors/donors and amounts:

16. Total estimated project budget and information on how costs will be met at PDF A stage:

Part III - Information on the Applicant Institution

17. Name:

18. Date of establishment, membership, and leadership:

19. Mandate/terms of reference:

20. Sources of revenue:

21. Recent activities/programs, in particular those relevant to the GEF:

Part IV - Information to be completed by Implementing Agency

  1. Project identification number:

23 Implementing Agency contact person

  1. Project linkage to Implementing Agency program(s):


Annex 1. Format for PDF-A Request (UNEP)


Annex 2. Sample Format for a Full-Project Concept Document

Box 7. Sample Format for a Full-Project Concept Document

Country Ownership

a) Country Eligibility

State date of ratification of relevant convention, if applicable, and: "[Country] is eligible for technical assistance from UNDP.

b) Country Drivenness

Clear description of project's fit within:

National reports/communications to Conventions

National or sector development plans

Recommendations of appropriate regional intergovernmental meetings or agreements.

Program and Policy Conformity

Program Designation Conformity

Identify: Primary Operational Program; or Short-term measures; or Enabling Activities

Project Design

Outline the incremental reasoning of the concept, including:

Problem statement

What would happen without GEF (programs global environmental consequences) - baseline scenario.

What would happen with GEF (programs global environmental consequences) - alternate scenario

Sustainability (including financial sustainability)

Indicate factors that influence continuation of project benefits after completion of project implementation


Outline the potential for repeating the project lessons and transferring experience elsewhere

Stakeholder Involvement

Identify major stakeholders, relevant to project objectives: Private sector, NGOs, Communities, public agencies, others


Financing Plan

Indicate potential sources of co-financing, if known.

Indicate financing instrument, if known

Institutional Coordination and Support

Core commitments Linkages

Identify linkages to IA's:

Country/regional/sub-regional/global/sector programs.

GEF activities with potential influence on the proposed project (design and implementation).

Consultation, Coordination and Collaboration between IAs, and IAs and EAs, if appropriate.

Identify relevant activities of other IAs (and EAs) in the country/region.

Outline coordination, collaboration between IAs (and IAs and EAs) in project design, if any.

Response to Reviews

Convention Secretariat

Respond to comments from Convention Secretariat

b) GEF Secretariat

Respond to comments from GEFSEC on draft project concept document.

c) Other IAs and relevant EAs

Respond to comments from other IAs, EAs on draft project concept document


Respond to comments from STAP on draft project concept document.


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