Adaptive Management and Learning for the Commodities – IAP child

Lead country

Regional Centre - Panama

Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From March 3, 2017 to March 31, 2022

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 12.2 Sustainably manage, efficiently use natural resources
  2. 12.7 Promote sustainable public procurement practices
  3. 12.a Build developing country capacity on sustainable consumption, production

Project ID: 5665

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Technical team

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Ecosystem management and restoration


  • Ecosystem-based adaptation


  • Conserved areas


  • Productive landscapes/Seascapes

Transformed sector(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Livestock
  • Materials and manufacturing

UNDP role(s)

  • Convening / Partnerships / Knowledge Sharing
  • Institutional mechanism and system building
  • Thought leadership


  • Governance
  • Management operation
  • Technology innovation


  • Institutional framework
  • Partnerships
  • Adaptive governance
  • Knowledge/Data management
  • Sustainable land management
  • Standards/ Labeling/ Guideline
  • Portfolio learning
  • Community capacity building
  • Best available techniques & best environmental practices (BAT & BEP)

Social inclusion

  • Private sector
  • Local community/CSOs

Gender equality

  • Awareness raising (on gender)

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender responsive


  • People pathway
  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 12.2 Sustainably manage, efficiently use natural resources
  • 12.7 Promote sustainable public procurement practices
  • 12.a Build developing country capacity on sustainable consumption, production

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)

  • Financial intermediaries and market facilitators
  • Large corporations
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises

Hot topic

  • Structural/system transformation
  • Public-private partnership
  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy

About this project


The Adaptive Management and Learning (A&L) child project will be responsible for overall Program coordination among the different child projects. A virtual Program Secretariat will be established and will be charged with Program execution. A Program Steering Committee will be set up and held accountable for Program delivery and national focal points will be designated in each of the four IAP target countries. The A&L project will be instrumental in ensuring that the IAP is viewed as a cohesive whole and that it has a clear identity. This will entail a number of different vital elements including development of an IAP brand identity; Program-level monitoring and evaluation; knowledge management; and implementation of a partnership strategy with global-level cross cutting partners. As part of the KM activities, a Global Community of Practice will be established to convene practitioners from the IAP target countries to share best practices and promote learning. The A&L project will also contribute to developing a robust and policy-relevant evidence base on the effectiveness of different voluntary sustainability standards being used to implement deforestation-free and sustainable production and sourcing initiatives. This will include support to filling key gaps in the evidence base, making existing evidence more accessible to key user groups and synthesizing and communicating evidence in decision-relevant terms.


Effectively leverage demand, transactions and support to production to ensure successful implementation of the Commodities GGP program.

USD $2,899,124

Grant amount

USD $5,266,887

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Source(s) of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($2,899,124)

Implementing partner(s)

  • New York - GEF

Joint agencies

  • World Wildlife Fund

Project metrics

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Adaptive Management and Learning for the Commodities – IAP child