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  The GEF Family: GEF Secretariat and GEF Agencies

The GEF Secretariat

The GEF Secretariat serves and reports to the Assembly and Council of GEF. The GEF CEO and Chairperson Monique Barbut heads the Secretariat, which coordinates the implementation of GEF projects and programs, as well as the formulation of policies and operational strategies.

GEF Agencies

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)         The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)         The World Bank Group       The African Development Bank (AfDB)          The Asian Development Bank (ADB)

  The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)        The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)        The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)        The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)          The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

GEF National Focal Points

Each GEF member country has designated government officials responsible for GEF activities. These officials, known as GEF "focal points," play a key role in ensuring that GEF projects are country-driven and based on national priorities. 

Political focal points are responsible for GEF governance issues and policies and communications with their constituencies. All member countries have political focal points. 

Operational focal points are responsible for in-country program coordination of GEF projects and other operational activities. Only countries eligible for GEF funding are expected to designate operational focal points.

For more information on member countries, please click here (opens in new window from the GEF website)




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