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Donor Coordination

Analyzing Donor Funding Towards the Illegal Wildlife Trade

An Analysis of International Funding to Tackle Illegal Wildlife Trade was launched by the World Bank Group in November 2016, collecting data from 24 international donors. Over the period 2010-2016 more than $1.3 billion was invested in efforts to combat illegal wildlife trade in Africa and Asia, equivalent to approximately $190 million per year. The interactive e-Book on the analysis is supported by interactive data visualizations on the WBG’s mobile data platform Spatial Agent. 

The analysis provides information on geographic and thematic funding flows, but a second phase of this effort also included a deep-dive into some of the projects funded by the donor community and the lessons learned over the course of the project. The GWP donor working group brought 11 donor agencies to discuss and share these lessons in order to improve project outcomes in the future. To view the case studies that have documented these best practices, click on this interactive tool that can be used to filter through various categories such as donor type, the intervention criteria, or by country. 


Donor Meetings

The World Bank Group hosts quarterly donor meetings where individual donors have the opportunity to share their portfolio highlights. A continuation of the donor analysis to document lessons learned is currently underway, thanks to generous financial support from the government of Germany. The work plan and approach for this effort was launched at a closed meeting for donors in the margins of this 69th meeting of the Standing Committee.

Donor Coordination in Action

Through these vivid and interactive "story maps" you can explore a few of our World Bank and GEF-funded projects.

Quirimbas ranger on patrol, Mozambique
Mozambique Conservation Areas for Biodiversity and Development (MozBio) 
This case is about a five-year World Bank Group and GEF-financed MozBio project that addresses some of the most pressing challenges to conservation areas in Mozambique, which cover 25 percent of the country.

Assam Macaque in the Nakai-Nam Theun National Protected Area
The Second Lao Environment and Social Project (LENS2)
This case study is on the World Bank and GEF-funded $38.83 million project to help strengthen management of protected areas, wildlife law enforcement, and environmental protection systems. LENS2 aims to improve the capacity and coordination between public institutions, civil society, and concerned communities to manage protected areas and enforce wildlife laws.

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The Global Environment Facility (GEF)

The Global Wildlife Program, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and led by the World Bank, partners with governments of 38 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and ADB, CI, IUCN, UNDP, UNEP, WWF, CITES, CMS, TRAFFIC, WCS, WildAID.


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