Guide to Improving the Budget and Funding of National Protected Area Systems
Lessons from Chile, Guatemala and Perú
Over the last decade, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have supported governments across Latin America in strengthening the financial sustainability of their protected area systems (PAS). Much of UNDP’s support to countries has been made possible through finance from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF). Through the experience and multi-country analysis the importance of central budgets in PAS financing was identified. Based on this, UNDP, in collaboration with TNC, initiated and implemented the Protected Areas Budget Negotiation Support Project (BNSP), hereafter the Project, between July 2012 and April 2014.
The Project was implemented with financial support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Government of Spain. The key objectives of the Project were to provide technical support to improve the formulation, negotiation, and approval of budgets of national PAS in the three pilot countries: Chile, Guatemala, and Peru; and to systematize lessons through a guide to improving the budget and funding to PAS.