The Project 'Strengthening the Implementation of Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing Regimes in Latin America and the Caribbean' was a Global Environment Facility (GEF) medium-sized project designed in 2010 and implemented between July 2011 and June 2014. Its objective was to support national and regional processes to develop and/or comply with national policy and legal frameworks regarding Access and Benefit Sharing and traditional knowledge in the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and focused on eight Latin America and Caribbean countries (Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guyana, Panamá, Peru and Dominican Republic). The evaluation of the Project was conducted as part of a portfolio evaluation of five related projects implemented by UNEP and funded by the GEF. The evaluation had two primary objectives: i) to provide evidence of results to meet accountability requirements, and ii) to promote learning, feedback and knowledge sharing through results and lessons learned among UNEP, the GEF and IUCN-Sur as the project executing partner.
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