After a Project Identification Form (PIF) is approved by the GEF Council, the Project Development Team will have 18 months to design the project and associated documentation. For programs, the Project Development Team must submit all documentation by the Program Commitment deadline.
Documentation submitted to the GEF includes:
- Project Document (ProDoc)— the ProDoc is a WWF GEF Agency template. It is the “business plan” of the GEF project, and details the project strategy and information needed for successful project delivery.
- CEO Endorsement Request Document—a GEF template that presents the project at a high level (e.g., summarizes specific information presented in the ProDoc).
- Tracking Tools (GEF 6)/Core Indicators (GEF 7)—The GEF Tracking Tool is a set of standard indicators for each GEF focal area that helps the GEF Secretariat track and report progress at the GEF portfolio level. A Tracking Tool must be submitted per project focal area (e.g., if a project is funded under the biodiversity and climate change focal areas, a tracking tool for biodiversity and climate change must be submitted). An explanation for Core indicators will be provided once GEF 7 begins.
- Co-financing Commitment Letters—Each co-financing source must sign a letter (template provided) that states the amount of funding that will be provided, and the component(s) that the funding corresponds to. During execution, co-financing sources will need to report on their commitments each year.
The processes presented in Tracks for ProDoc stage are used to ensure quality project design and compliance with WWF and GEF standards. These processes will provide inputs into the Project Document (ProDoc).
All WWF GEF Projects must comply with certain WWF network standards that comply with GEF minimum standards, including WWF Environment and Social Safeguards Integrated Policies and Procedures (SIPP).
Bentley Gareth / WWF-US