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WHAT IS GEF?
History and Structure
GEF Expanded Constituency Workshop
Managua, Nicaragua
March 3-4, 2015
History of the GEF
1991
$1 billion
pilot
program in
the WB
1992
At the Rio
Earth Summit,
negotiations
started to
restructure
the GEF out
of the WB
2013
1994
Instrument for
the
Establishment
of the
Restructured
GEF
GEF serves as financial
mechanism for:
CBD
UNFCCC
Stockholm Conv. on POPs
UNCCD
Minamata (Mercury)
Initial
partners:
WB, UNDP,
UNEP
Also, although not linked
formally to the Montreal
Protocol, the GEF supports
its implementation in
transition economies.
World’s
largest public
funder of
projects and
programs to
benefit the
global
environment
GEF Goal and Mission
Goal: to address global environmental issues while
supporting national sustainable development initiatives.
Mission: the GEF is a mechanism for international
cooperation for the purpose of providing new, and
additional, grant and concessional funding to meet the
agreed incremental costs of measure to achieve agreed
global environmental benefits.
$5.0
GEF Replenishments
$4.5
$4.0
$3.5
Investment income
earned (Note: GEF-5&6 Projected amount)
US Dollars in Billion
$3.0
$2.5
Carry over from earlier
replenishment period
$2.0
$1.5
New Contributions
$1.0
$.5
$0
April 1991June 1994
July 1994June 1998
July 1998June 2002
July 2002June 2006
July 2006June 2010
July 2010June 2014
July 2014June 2018
Pilot Phase
GEF-1
GEF-2
GEF-3
GEF-4
GEF-5
GEF-6
GEF Replenishment Cycle
Focal Areas/ Themes
GEF-6 Programming Targets ($ million)
BIODIVERSITY
1,296
STAR Country Allocations
1,051
STAR Set-aside
245
- Convention obligations
13
- Global and Regional Programs
82
*Integrated Approach Programs
45
a) Taking Deforestation out of the Commodities Supply Chain
35
b) Fostering Sustainability and Resilience of Production Systems in
10
Africa
* Other Global and Regional Programs
- Sustainable Forest Management
37
150
CLIMATE CHANGE
1,260
STAR Country Allocations
941
STAR Set-aside
319
- Convention obligations
130
- Global and Regional Programs
109
*Integrated Approach Programs
50
a) Sustainable Cities - Harnessing Local Action for Global
Commons
40
b) Fostering Sustainability and Resilience of Production
Systems in Africa
10
Thank you for your attention
*Other Global and Regional Programs
- Sustainable Forest Management
59
80
LAND DEGRADATION
431
STAR Country Allocations
346
STAR Set-aside
85
- Convention obligations
- Global and Regional Programs
Questions?
* Integrated Approach Programs
a) Fostering Sustainability and Resilience of Production
Systems in Africa
* Other Global and Regional Programs
- Sustainable Forest Management
15
50
40
40
10
20
CHEMICALS & WASTE
554
Convention breakdown
554
- POPs
375
- Mercury
141
- SAICM
13
- ODS
25
Thank you for your attention
INTERNATIONAL WATERS
456
Focal Area Programing
456
CORPORATE PROGRAMS
197
Country Support Program (CSP)
23
Cross Cutting Capacity Development (CCCD)
34
Small Grants Program
Corporate budget: Secretariat, STAP and Trustee
140
106
Independent Evaluation Office
19
TOTAL GEF Replenishment
4,433
Questions?
GEF Trust Fund
Institutional Framework
Guidance
Operations
STAP
GEF Assembly
GEF
Secretariat
GEF Council
Countries: Council Members
/ Constituencies
GEF
Trustee
Conventions
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CBD
UNFCCC
Stockholm (POPs)
UNCCD
Montreal Protocol
Minamata
Independent
Evaluation Office
Action
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Agencies
UNDP
UNEP
WB
ADB
AfDB
EBRD
FAO
IaDB
IFAD
UNIDO
WWF-US
CI
IUCN
DBSA
Projects
Countries:
•
GEF OFPs / PFPs
•
Convention FPs
•
Other Gov’t Agencies
•
NGOs / CSOs
•
Private Sector
GEF Organizational Structure (1 of 4)
• GEF Participants: 183
• GEF Assembly:
– All members represented.
– Meets every 4 years.
– Reviews and evaluates policies the operation of the GEF, and its
membership.
– Amends Instrument (on Council recommendation)
– Agencies participate (side events, booths, exhibitions)
• The instrument: is the document that established the GEF and
set the rules by which the GEF operates.
GEF Organizational Structure (2 of 4)
• The Council is the GEF’s governing board of directors, responsible for
developing, adopting, and evaluating policies and programs for GEFfinanced activities  approves the Work Program
• 32 constituencies – 16 from developing countries, 14 from developed
countries, 2 from countries with economies in transition.
• Takes place twice a year – adopts decisions by consensus (by mail if
needed) and evaluates GEF activities, in accordance with the directives
from the Instrument
• Representatives from the CSOs, Agencies, Trustee, STAP, IEO and the
Conventions are invited
• Agencies provide perspectives regarding Council matters
GEF Organizational Structure (3 of 4)
• GEF Secretariat:
–
–
–
–
Headed by CEO.
Reports directly to the GEF Council and the Assembly
Evaluates and recommends projects for CEO and/or Council approval
Coordinates the formulation of projects included in the work
programs, oversees their implementation, and makes certain that
operational strategies and policies are followed.
– Agencies interact with GEF staff on a regular basis (project prep.)
• STAP - Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (presentation):
– Provides strategic scientific and technical advice to the GEF on its
strategy and programs
– Screens projects and if needed, Agencies can engage with STAP
members to address major comments
GEF Organizational Structure (4 of 4)
• GEF Agencies:
– Operational work. Accountable to Council for their project activities.
• Independent Evaluation Office (presentation):
– Reports directly to the Council; reviews GEF work and evaluates its
effectiveness; establishes evaluation standards; provides quality
control for M&E of Agencies
• CSOs (see last slide):
– Participate at policy and project level
• GEF Trustee:
– Administers the GEF Trust Fund in accordance with the applicable
provisions of the Instrument and decisions of the GEF Council.
Responsibilities of Convention Secretariats (1 of 2)
• The GEF serves as "financial mechanism" to five conventions.
• The Memorandum of Understanding is the means through which the
Conventions and the GEF cooperate.
• The conventions, for which the GEF serve as financial mechanism,
provide broad strategic guidance to the GEF
• The GEF Council responds to this broad guidance by developing
operational criteria for GEF projects
Responsibilities of Convention Secretariats (2 of 2)
• The Secretariat of the Conventions and the GEF Secretariat consult as
necessary in the guidance that the COPs provide
• In particular, in accordance with the GEF project cycle, the Secretariat
of the Conventions are invited to comment on the project proposals
under consideration for inclusion in a proposed work programme.
• The GEF Secretariat prepares a report on GEF activities to be presented
on each COP on a regular basis. This report is previously reviewed and
approved by the Council
GEF Partner Agencies
GEF and Civil Society
• GEF actively engages CSOs in its programs, projects and policies
• The GEF has several policies for civil society participation
• The GEF provides an opportunity for civil society to participate in
many different ways:
– At the operational level - CSOs have participated many projects
– At the political level – CSOs send representatives to Council Meetings
and Assembly with the right to speak on all substantive issues
– CSOs have participated at every Expanded Constituency Workshop
– The NPFE process was designed to include CSO consultations
• In addition, GEF Agencies have policies regarding the participation
of civil society and the GEF also works to include their participation
through those policies
Thank you for your attention!
Questions?
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