The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP), implemented by UNDP, mobilizes bottom up actions by supporting community-led initiatives which address global environmental issues. During the reporting year, July 2016 - June 2017 (FY17), SGP provided grant funding for 1,120 new projects, committing a total amount of USD 35.9 million. The total number of grant projects under implementation were 3,125 projects, reflecting grant value of USD 107.8 million. Among those, a cohort of 758 GEF-financed small grant projects were completed and reported results.
With regards to focal area distribution, biodiversity focal area remained as the largest portfolio (38%), followed by climate change mitigation (22%), land degradation (21%). international waters (3%), chemicals and wastes (3%), and capacity development (6%). In terms of regional distribution, Africa and the Latin America/Caribbean hosted the largest share of grant funds (32% each), followed by Asia/Pacific (25%), and Europe/CIS and the Arab States accounted for the rest (5% each).