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  • Belize
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Bank Risk Rating: B
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Board Decision Date: 2020-12-31
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Borrower or Client: Ministry of Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment, Trade and Commerce
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
Investment Type(s): Grant
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Investment Amount (USD): $ 3.80 million
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Project Cost (USD): $ 4.08 million
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Original disclosure @ WB website
Updated in EWS: 2017-06-22
Disclosure Date: 2016-03-25
Belize FCPF REDD Readiness Preparation

Project Description
The Project Development Objective is to assist Belize in carrying out Readiness Preparation through a participatory and inclusive process in order to strengthen their capacity to participate in future REDD+ carbon payment transactions. Key results expected include: 1) Development of a National REDD+ Implementation Framework, including a National REDD+ Policy, carbon rights, capacity building for the REDD+ Strategy options, and a benefit sharing mechanism; 2) Government institutions provided with capacity building to improve management of forest resources; and 3) Multi-stakeholders including indigenous peoples participating in the consultations and capacity building activities for REDD+, of which 30% are female.
Investment Description
The Project would be financed by a US$3.80 million Fund of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Readiness grant and US$0.283 million in-kind counterpart financing by the Government of Belize. In addition, the Project would be supported by parallel financing from complementary investments, including the REDD/CCAD-GIZ Regional Program for Belize and the Management and Protection of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) Project (WB/P130474/TF016773).
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