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A Review of Conservation Trust Funds for Sustainable Marine Resources Management: Conditions for Success

Through a review of 12 case studies from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Australasia, this research report provides a broad overview of how to create a CTF, describing its legal and institutional structure, fund generation and delivery, and identifying when it might be an appropriate tool. The lessons learnt from the case studies provide guidance on best practice and an insight into the conditions for the sustainability and success of the funds, and thereby their value to conservation.


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Author(s): International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Sunday, Jun 1st 2014
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Conservation Trust Funds - a robust biodiversity financing mechanism

This paper is a background brief released at UN CBD COP 11, India, October 2012. It aims to enrich knowledge sharing about conservation trust funds.


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Author(s): The Nature Conservancy
Monday, Oct 15 2012
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Accessing GCF funds for long-term financing of protected areas

The Global Conservation Fund is committed to developing mechanisms that efficiently and effectively finance the long-term management of protected areas in the world’s biodiversity hotspots, high biodiversity wilderness areas and important marine regions.


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Author(s): Global Conservation Fund
Sunday, Jan 1st 2012
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1st Assembly of the Consortium of African Funds for the Environment (CAFE)

This report covers the activities of the 1st CAFE Assembly, held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in September 2011.


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Author(s): Consortium of African Funds for the Environment
Friday, Sep 30 2011
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Financial Management Handbook for Governing Bodies of Environmental Funds

This Handbook has been designed primarily with Board members of Environmental Funds in mind. It builds on the universal principle that each Board member has a trusted caretaker, or fiduciary, responsibility which is the highest standard of care that can be given to money or property. Environmental Fund governing bodies, Tropical Forest Conservation Act (TFCA) Oversight Committees and Boards included, are comprised, by design, of members with a broad representation of competencies and experience.


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Author(s): Kathleen Mikitin
Friday, Sep 30 2011
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An Evaluation of the World Bank's Trust Fund Portfolio: Trust Fund Support for Development

This IEG evaluation assesses the value of the trust fund vehicle as a way of delivering aid and the effectiveness and efficiency of the deployment of trust fund resources. It also assesses the Bank's management and accountability for the use of trust fund resources and the impact of trust funds on the Bank's development role.


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Author(s): The Independent Evaluation Group
Sunday, May 08 2011
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Management Expenses of Environmental Funds: a cost review of the EAI and TFCA funds

This study addresses the challenges related to the limit on expenses of day-to-day management and administration of dedicated funds designed to collect and distribute debt relief proceeds as grants in support of environmental protection, child survival and child development, and tropical forest conservation activities, with focus on EAI and TFCA.


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Author(s): Kathleen Mikitin
Wednesday, Sep 1st 2010
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GEF Impact Evaluation: Applying Quasi-Experimental Methods to Evaluate the Social Impacts of Protected Areas

This report presents the findings from a research project funded by the GEF Evaluation Office to evaluate the effects on local communities of PAs supported by the GEF. The study applies a quasi-experimental approach to evaluate the socio-economic impacts of Costa Rica’s renowned PA network, in which the GEF has invested for many years.


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Author(s): GEF
Saturday, Aug 22 2009
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GEF Impact Evaluation: Case Study Reducing Biodiversity Loss at Cross- Border Sites in East Africa Project

This paper evaluates the UNDP/GEF project "Reducing Biodiversity Loss at Selected Cross Border Sites in East Africa", a regional five-year, full-size GEF/ UNDP project that was operational between 1998 and 2003. The overall objective of the regional project was "to reduce the rate of loss of forest and wetland biodiversity in specific cross border sites of national and global significance in East Africa".



Author(s): GEF
Sunday, Mar 22 2009
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Fontes de Recursos Financeiros para a Gestão Ambiental Pública

This report is part of a series that seeks to systematize diferent revenue sources, distributed in several ministries and federal organs, for the financial sustainability of conservation policies in Brazil.


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Author(s): Fernando C. P. Tatagiba and Taciana Neto Leme
Wednesday, Dec 31 2008
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Review of the Estonian Environmental Fund

This review examines the operations of the Estonian Environmental Fund and identifies institutional strengthening measures that would enhance its effectiveness and efficiency.


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Author(s): OECD EAP Task Force Secretariat and EU Phare Programme
Monday, Dec 08 2008
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Measuring the Impact of Environmental Funds on Biodiversity

In Quito, RedLAC organized the International Workshop Assessing the Impact of Environmental Funds on Biodiversity Conservation. This document is the result of the joint reflections of participants at that forum, regarding how to measure the impact of Environmental Funds on conservation and illustrating some experiences through three case studies.


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Author(s): Alberto Galán, Camila Monteiro, Carlos Hernández, Daniela Lerda Klohck, Humberto Cabrera, Jorge Ordóñez, José Santamaría, María Elena Santana,
Friday, May 2 2008
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National Environmental Fund Experiences in Germany

Various federal and private funding sources are used to finance nature conservation measures. State and supranational funds are made available by the EU, the German federal government and the regional states.


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Monday, Oct 22 2007
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GEF Impact Evaluation: Case Study Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Conservation Project

This assessment report evaluates the implications of forest and land management interventions envisaged under REDD+ in a multidimensional and integrated fashion.


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Author(s): GEF
Sunday, Sep 30 2007
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Tapping the Potential of Environmental Funds

This article argues that national environmental funds have emerged to be an effective financial option at the national level for exploring innovative and sustainable financial mechanisms in support of the implementation of the CBD goals.


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Author(s): Yibin Xiang (CBD Secretariat), Yoko Watanabe (GEF Secretariat) and Alberto Paniagua (RedLAC)
Tuesday, Jul 3 2007
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