Determining Incremental Costs in GEF Projects. Sub-Regional Workshop for GEF Focal Points In the Caribbean Havana, Cuba, 8-10 July 2008. Presentation outline. The GEF Instrument Results from evaluation of GEF Office of Evaluation Council Request Proposed Operational Guidelines.
Sub-Regional Workshop for GEF Focal Points
In the Caribbean
Havana, Cuba, 8-10 July 2008
The GEF Instrument states that “the GEF… shall operate for the purpose of providing new and additional grant and concessional funding to meet the agreed incremental costs of measures to achieve agreed global environmental benefits” in the GEF focal areas.
Type of Costs
Source of Funding
Outcomes directly creating GEB
Outcomes directly creating
Business-as -Usual related to National Benefits
Costs associated with the ‘Business-as-Usual”
Council requested to address these issues, moving towards a more pragmatic, simplified, strategic and cost-effective approach to determine the incremental costs of GEF projects.
STEP 1: Determination of the environmental problem, threat, or barrier, and the “business-as-usual” scenario (or: What would happen without the GEF?);
STEP 2: Identification of the global environmental benefits and fit with GEF focal area strategic objectives and programs:
STEP 3: Provision of the incremental reasoning and GEF’s role,
STEP 4: Development of the result framework of the intervention;
STEP 5: Negotiation of the role of co-financing