PROGREEN, the Global Partnership for Sustainable and Resilient Landscapes

Document Summary: 

Organizational profile: PROGREEN, the Global Partnership for Sustainable and Resilient Landscapes, is a World Bank Multi-Donor Trust Fund that supports countries’ efforts to improve livelihoods while tackling declining biodiversity, loss of forests, deteriorating land fertility, and increasing risks such as uncontrolled forest fires, which are exacerbated by a changing climate. Through an integrated landscape approach, PROGREEN helps countries meet their national and global sustainable development goals and commitments, including poverty reduction, in a cost-effective manner. The partnership builds on the Program on Forests (PROFOR) partnership, housed at the World Bank from 2002-2020. Germany, the seed funder for PROGREEN, is contributing 200 million Euros to kickstart the program.

PROGREEN’s primary focus is to enable countries to deliver on their national development objectives and global commitments on forests, biodiversity, landscapes and climate change, in an integrated and cost-effective manner. PROGREEN intends to achieve this by on improving the livelihoods of the rural poor through interventions that increase economic opportunities and food security, while also slowing deforestation, restoring degraded lands, conserving biodiversity and helping to mitigate climate change.

PROGREEN focuses on three priority areas:

1. Management of Forests and Land-based Ecosystems

2. Management of Land-Use Changes from Agriculture

3. Management of Landscapes Involving Select Sectors

Financing Instrument: Grants, Results-based Payments; capacity building.

Project scale: Not available

Applicable geographical regions/country groups: Not available

Recipient categories: Governments

Eligibility Criteria: In August 2020, the Partnership Council approved the first Annual Work Plan and Budget for PROGREEN. The agreed plan will support country programs in Argentina, Ethiopia and Ghana, and regional programs in Central Asia, the Oasis of Northern Africa and the Sahel.

Application guidelines:  Not available

Publication Date
Wednesday, 01 April 2020
Applicable location
Sustainable land use
Forest landscape restoration
Financing opportunities