© Randy Feuerstein

Project execution is the final stage of the GEF project cycle, and is the result of all key decisions and plans made during the project development process. Project execution begins when the team responsible for managing the project (the Project Management Unit) is nominated and recruited, and the spending of GEF funds on project activities begins. 

This section explores:

  • Roles and Responsibilities (Implementation versus Execution) 
  • Inception Workshop
  • Reporting Requirements (see table below)
Reporting Requirement Responsible Deadline Notes
Annual Work Plan and Budget PMU Annually  
Quarterly Financial Report PMU Quarterly  
Financial Audit PMU Annually  
Project Progress Report PMU Biannually  
Project Implementation Report WWF GEF Annually Submitted to the GEF Secretariat
Project Support Mission WWF GEF, PMU Annually May occur more frequently based on project
Results Framework, including GEF Core Indicators PMU Annually  
Co-financing Letters PMU Annually  
Midterm Evaluation Independent Evaluator Mid-term Not needed for MSP
Terminal Evaluation Independent Evaluator Close  
Project Closeout Report PMU Close  



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