These indicators are used to track the progress and performance of projects in the GCF portfolio, both during the stage of protected area development and after long-term financing has been established. The first tab in this spreadsheet includes indicators related to protected area mangement effectiveness. It is based on the METT tool that was developed by WWF and the World Bank, with some modifications. The second tab includes indicators designed to track the effectiveness of conservation endowments and trust funds. These indicators were developed based on best practices for the success of consevation endowments, conservation trust funds, and other long-term financing arrangments.
These are the investment guidelines used by GCF when working on the design of new conservation endowments, conservation trust funds, and other long-term financing vehicles. These guidelines are provided to investment managers when developing an investment policy for a new fund that will receive support from GCF. Small deviations from these guidelines are permitted if a reasonable justification is provided by the investment manager. The guidelines were developed by GCF in consultation with John Adams of the Arbor Group/UBS and are based on best practices for endowments.