International Waters Focal Area Study


The GEF International Waters focal area was established to support countries to jointly manage transboundary water systems and implement the full range of policy, legal, and institutional reforms and investments contributing to sustainable use and maintenance of ecosystem services. This study concluded that the focal area remains relevant to contemporary challenges and has achieved significant outcomes in many water bodies. However, in recent years the growth of the fisheries and marine portfolio has occurred at the detriment of other pressing concerns especially in fresh water systems.

Report Details


  • Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Report Type

  • Thematic


Completed Date

  • Oct 2016

Consultant Name

Agency Focal Person

  • Independent Evaluation Office of the Global Environment Facility

Agency Focal Person Email



  • 1031

Joint Evaluation

  • No