The Small Grants Programme (SGP), a corporate programme of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) that is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is launching its Results Report for the reporting year 2020-2021. This report provides an overview on the concrete results achieved on global environmental and socio-economic benefits between July 2020 and June 2021. It also provides brief information on the financial status at the global and country levels.
A summary of the report is available here, while the full version can be found here. During the reporting period, a total of 1,260 new projects were approved for grant funding representing a total amount of US$39.39 million in both GEF and non-GEF funding. The report also presents results under the GEF Focal Areas of biodiversity, climate change, land degradation, international waters, chemicals and waste, and capacity development.
Launched in 1992, SGP empowers local civil-society and community-based organizations, including women, Indigenous Peoples, youth, and persons with disabilities, to design and lead actions that address global environmental issues. The programme implements effective and efficient projects that aim to achieve global environmental benefits while improving livelihoods and reducing poverty, as well as promoting social inclusion, gender equality and empowerment of women.