Two men talk as a third man crouches down to measure ​a grassy spot in a mountainous area.
Staff from CEPF grantee Global Diversity Foundation measure the effects of grazing in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.
© Inanc Tekguc, for Global Diversity Foundation

CEPF's grantees play a vital role in helping us assess and report on the effectiveness of our program.

Baseline monitoring at start of project

New grantees submit baseline monitoring information within three months of the start date of their grant, which sets the stage for CEPF to measure change over the course of the grant.

The precise monitoring information required depends upon the purpose of the grant, but the following tools are most commonly required:

1. Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool (METT). Used by CEPF to determine the number of protected areas with improved management. What is the METT? (PDF - 463 MB)

2. Civil Society Tracking Tool (CSTT). Used by CEPF to determine the number of CEPF grantees with improved organizational capacity.

3. Gender Tracking Tool (GTT) – *required for all grantees (one per organization). Used by CEPF to determine the number of CEPF grantees with improved understanding of and commitment to gender issues.

Monitoring upon completion of project

Within two months after the grant ends, a final completion report—including quantitative data on impacts—must be submitted.

  • For large grants, this report will be completed through CEPF's online grant management system.
  • For small grants, the report will be completed offline, using a template provided by the regional implementation team.

Grantees who submitted baseline monitoring tools at the beginning of their grant also submit final versions at the end, to show any changes that occurred during the project.

This reporting on the part of our grantees helps CEPF measure not only each grantee's success, but also the CEPF program's progress at the global scale.

View the CEPF Monitoring Framework (PDF - 110 KB).