The Central Asian Countries Initiative for Land Management (CACILM)

Funding Agency GEF

Implementing Agency Asian Development Bank

Budget: US$177,300,000.00

Country: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Start Year: 2004

End Year: 2007

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Description: The goal was to combat land degradation and improve rural livelihoods in the CACs. The objective was to establish the Central Asian Initiative for Land Management (CACILM), a multi-country and donor partnership to support the development and implementation of national level programmatic frameworks for more comprehensive and integrated approaches to sustainable land management in the region. The CACILM is a 10-year, multicountry, multidonor program promoting SLM to restore, maintain, and enhance productivity of Drylands. The goal of CACILM was to combat land degradation while also improving rural livelihoods across the region. It was anticipated that in the second and third phase significantly more resources could be invested in SLM-related activities in the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, by the partnership of national governments, the GEF, implementing agencies, and other donors.

Sector: Environment

Beneficiaries: Min. of Water Resources Management


John Whittle, (63-2) 632-6966, Daniele Ponzi, (63-2) 632-6789