Five events were to guarantee the start of the program in OP5.
1 nationwide event and 4 local events, one in each PA
9 - 2014
The mid term evaluation is common to all 10 upgrading countries, have planned to make Bolivia in September 2014, but to date there is no official communication to ratify the planed date.
Critical Risk Management
Critical Risks Type(s)
Running a grants program with civil society organizations that have a low level of technical and management capacity (Medium)
Region-based intervention in a new area of work for the program generated some difficulties in relation to getting to know civil society organizations. While visualizing, identifying, and finding strategic partners and implementing organizations such as local municipal and departmental governments was initially difficult, this situation gradually improved as the relationships and linkages with stakeholders and grew and confidence levels increased.
Turnover of local government and PA staff may create project implementation disruptions or weaken political support for the projects (Medium)
One of the limitations and risks in the project area is the high turnover and instability of public officials, especially in our national counterpart, SERNAP; however, permanent contacts, relations, and coordination with this office reduced and minimized potential delays and interruptions during implementation.
Area of intervention is susceptible to the effects of Climate Change (Medium)
Chaco ecosystems are susceptible to the effects of climate change as a result of dry conditions, low availability and difficult access to water resulting from droughts, which are common and recurrent in the area; however, during this period, fortunately, no major problems emerging from droughts were faced and therefore there is no high level of impairment caused by climate change or variability beyond the common or typical levels in the area.
Governance weaknesses in community organizations (Medium)
Capacities of community organizations are weak and limited; therefore, the program aimed to strengthen and develop those organizations through specific initiatives to support the Management Committees/Councils in the Protected Areas, so that they can contribute to all management and governance tasks in their areas.
Undeveloped markets for community produced goods and services (Medium /High)
Actions have been initiated to identify, find, and develop markets for biodiversity products with local governments. The response of local municipal governments was open, wide, and has showed willingness to initiate coordinated efforts and joint initiatives.
At the time of the report considered all risks are being managed and controlled, not having contemplated at this stage of program implementation with a threat or incidence of risk