International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network


TDA/SAP Methodology
The Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis/Strategic Action Programme (TDA/SAP) approach is a highly collaborative process that has proven to be a major component of GEF International Waters projects over the last 16 years.
Project Management Manual
The Project Management Manual is a reference source and a guide for managing GEF IW projects. It contains a checklist to consider at every stage from inception to project closure, and gives guidance important topics such as monitoring and evaluation and financial considerations.
Public-Private Partnerships Guidebook
The Public-Private Partnerships Guidebook is a reference source and a guide for GEF IW projects. It contains information on the engaging the private sector both generally and in the context for a GEF IW project. This tool contains step by step guidance from the stage of determining whether and what kind of private sector relationship fits for the project to facilitating the conversations, and case studies of GEF IW projects experiences with engaging the private sector.
Mainstreaming Climate Change Guidance
Welcome to GEF IW:LEARN guidance for projects on climate change and variability. The guidance is designed to assist GEF IW projects with the GEF V requirement to take climate change and variability into consideration in the implementation of IW projects.
Economic Valuation of "wet" ecosystems
The GEF Guidance Document for Economic Valuation in IW Projects is a reference source and a guide for GEF IW projects. It contains step-by-step guidance on the economic valuation of ecosystem services of inland and marine "wet" ecosystems, with a focus on easily applicable and pragmatic valuation approaches. The guidance is usable for both screening and in-depth analyses.
The Document Library contains important documents, including guidance, approaches, reports, and other project documents produced by GEF IW projects during the TDA/SAP Process as well as throughout the implementation of the projects. The contents of the library are sorted by Manual and theme/topic.
Acknowledgments Page
This page acknowledges the contribution of key GEF IW portfolio stakeholders to the development of the project management methodology and the TDA-SAP methodology and course revision.
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Al Duda, Former Senior International Waters Advisor at the Global Environment Facility, reflects on the development of a new methodology for the TDA-SAP Process as well as a new IW Project Manager's Manual. Film produced by GEF IW:LEARN with camera work by Michael Dumke and music by Dire Straights.

Lake Victoria, one of the African great lakes, is in danger. Pollution, invasive species, high level of nitrogen are having dramatic consequences for the health of the lake ecosystem and for the population whose livelihood depends on it.