Protecting Nature's Hotspots for people and prosperity

Logical Framework

Caribbean Islands

Logical Framework for CEPF Investments

Objective Targets Means of Verification Important Assumptions
Engage civil society in the conservation of globally threatened biodiversity through targeted investments with maximum impact on the highest conservation and ecosystem services priorities NGOs and civil society actors from CEPF eligible countries, with an emphasis on the six priority conservation corridors and 45 key biodiversity areas, effectively participate in conservation programs guided by the ecosystem profile.

Development plans, projects and policies which influence the six conservation corridors and 45 key biodiversity areas mainstream biodiversity and ecosystem services, with a focus on tourism, mining and agriculture.

17 Key Biodiversity Areas covering 911,000 hectares have strengthened protection and management as guided by sustainable management plans.

At least 20 percent of under-protected priority key biodiversity areas (at least six) brought under new and/or strengthened protection status.

Strategic areas of the production landscape of six conservation corridors under improved management for biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services.

The Caribbean ecosystem profile influences and complements other donor’s investment strategies.
Grantee and RIT performance reports

Annual portfolio overview reports; portfolio mid-term and final assessment
The CEPF grants portfolio will effectively guide and coordinate conservation action in the Caribbean Islands Hotspot
Intermediate Outcomes Intermediate Indicators Means of Verification Important Assumptions
Outcome 1.
Improve protection and management of 45 priority Key Biodiversity Areas

Number of hectares in key biodiversity areas and number of key biodiversity areas (and percent) with demonstrable improvements/strengthening in their protection and management as guided by a sustainable management plan.

Number of hectares brought under new or upgraded protection.

Number of sustainable financing mechanisms established and/or strengthened with initial capital secured.

Number of co-management arrangements established or supported.

Percent and number of grants that enable effective stewardship by local communities for biodiversity and ecosystem conservation.
Grantee and RIT performance reports and site visits

Protected Areas Tracking Tool (SP1 METT)

Sustainable financing agreements and accounts

Global IBA/KBA monitoring framework

Formal legal declarations or community agreements designating new protected areas

Management plans and reports on management activities
Government agencies are interested and willing to support civil society efforts to conserve KBAs and corridors.

Local communities are sufficiently organized, have enough capacity and are willing to participate in these activities.

Civil society organizations have adequate capacity and are interested in engaging in conservation and management of KBAs and corridors.

Private sector is willing to engage and participate in joint-ventures.
Outcome 2.
Integrate biodiversity conservation into landscape and development planning and implementation in six conservation corridors.

Number of policies, projects and plans incorporating ecosystem services, climate change and biodiversity conservation.

Number of hectares in production landscapes with improved management for biodiversity conservation

Number of policies formulated and adopted to strengthen public and private protected areas systems.

Number of public-private partnerships that mainstream biodiversity in the agriculture, tourism and mining sectors.

Number of co-management arrangements established or supported. Number of projects located outside protected areas that integrate biodiversity conservation in management practices.
Grantee and RIT performance reports and site visits

Productive Landscape Tracking Tool (SP2 METT)

Management/co-management/stewardship agreements or contracts

National and regional policy documents

Public – private partnership agreements/MOUs/contracts
Decision-makers are receptive and sympathetic to conservation and sustainable-development of the priority KBAs and corridors

Targeted decision-makers are in a position to influence select policies and projects

Capacity is sufficient and can be built to enable the strategic, targeted “informing” of decision makers.

National legislation includes or allows for the establishment of sustainable funding mechanisms.

Civil society organizations with sufficient capacity to engage in advocacy at the national and regional decision-making level.
Outcome 3.
Support Caribbean civil society to achieve biodiversity conservation by building local and regional institutional capacity and by fostering stakeholder collaboration

Number of civil society organizations with strengthened institutional capacity.

Number of local and regional initiatives supported to strengthen stakeholder involvement in biodiversity conservation
Grantee and RIT performance reports and site visits Civil society organizations are committed to maintaining lines of collaboration and communication with local, national and regional entities.
Outcome 4.
A Regional Implementation Team provides strategic leadership and effectively coordinates CEPF investment in the Caribbean Islands Hotspot

Regional Implementation Team performance in fulfilling the approved Terms of Reference

Number of groups receiving grants that achieve a satisfactory score on final performance scorecard
Grantee and RIT performance reports

CEPF Secretariat supervision missions and monitoring
Local, national and regional stakeholders remain interested in CEPF

RIT good contacts/relations with Caribbean civil society groups
Outcome 5.
Emergency support provided to Haitian civil society to mitigate the impacts of the 2010 earthquake

# of actions take to prevent destruction of forests in Massif de la Selle and Massif de la Hotte

Environmental Network Resource Center established

# of reconstruction and development policies and plans that incorporate environmental concerns
Grantee and RIT performance reports Haiti will not suffer another large-scale natural disaster
Strategic Funding Summary Amount      
Total Budget: $6,900,000      
Document: The Caribbean Islands Ecosystem Profile, January 2010
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