Colombia: Reducing Risk and Vulnerability to Climate Change in the Region of La Depresion Momposina in Colombia (Fully-developed project document; UNDP; COL/MIE/DRR/2011/1; US $9,834,440)
Having considered the recommendation of the PPRC the Board decided to:
(a) Not approve the project document, as supplemented by the clarification response provided by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to the request made by the technical review;
(b) Request that UNDP reformulate the proposal taking into account the following:
(i) The proposal should elaborate on the consultative process in the areas of the proposed protected area, including the number of people that live within or around the area, and who are presumably the component’s beneficiaries;
(ii) The proposal should address the threats of continued anthropogenic degradation and the role of community-based management and other
incentives to mitigate degradation (nearby or within project sites) that could potentially undermine the ecosystem-based adaptation (EBA) being sought in the proposed areas, which is of particular relevance if the proposed incomegenerating activities and silvo-pastoral techniques do not produce a sizeable economic incentive to deter deforestation and cattle ranching; and
(iii) The project budget should reflect a higher degree of cost-effectiveness and should be significantly reduced, particularly for the cost of consultants, equipment, and contractual services throughout the entire budget; especially as there appears to be a significant potential for cost efficiency in Component 1.
(c) Request UNDP to transmit the observation under item (b) to the Government of Colombia.