Global Monitoring Report 2012 indicated that in broad sense, nearly 90 countries have some elements of funding strategies in their existing national biodiversity strategies, and only several countries have developed detailed, though one-time, national financial plans for biodiversity. In general, national financial plans for biodiversity are not synchronized with national budgetary cycles or with international funding processes.
A total of 148 countries received financial support of over $36.6 million from the financial mechanism of the Convention to the formulation of their national biodiversity strategies and action plans at a cost of $41.9 million in the past two decades, mostly in 1997-1998. The Global Environment Facility also developed a capacity development initiative in advancing capacity needs assessments and capacity building projects.
GEF makes available funding for 145 countries to undertake national planning processes, and about 70% of GEF-eligible countries have received financial support to revise their national biodiversity strategies and action plans (GEF2012). The Japan Biodiversity Fund executed by the Convention Secretariat supports sharing and transfer of knowledge and know-how on financial planning.
The following information digests have been compiled using the information from national reports, and will be updated appropriately for purposes of monitoring: