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4.13 - Replication and Sustainability

GEF IW project experiences on replication of project activities and encouraging sustainability of the achievements can be found here.

An important element of all GEF IW projects is the need to encourage the replication of project activities/outputs both within the project region and more widely, and to foster the sustainability of these actions to ensure that the investment by the GEF (and other donors through co-financing) is maintained.

All projects should be seeking planned and additional opportunities to develop opportunities to replicate and to sustain the activities of the project. Both these issues are key criteria at the mid-term and terminal evaluation stages.

The GEF 5 IW Strategy anticipates that another expected outcome (from projects) would be multi-agency partnerships in strategic approaches that foster replication after GEF assistance is ended by incorporating them into UN frameworks and country assistance strategies of agencies and partners.