The Brazilian Biodiversity Fund (Funbio) is an innovative financial mechanism created to drive the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Brazil. Active since 1996, Funbio was created by a multidisciplinary group consisting of representatives from the Federal Government, academia, civil society and the business world on the strength of a USD 20 million donation from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).For the last 22 years it has been a strategic partner of these sectors and has administrated USD 614 million in disbursements to 282 projects across all of Brazil’s biomes.

Following a baseline study conducted by FunBio to set up a monitoring mechanism for its networks, CAFE in Africa and REDLAC in South America, ODS was contracted to update the indicators of this baseline study and update the networks study to monitor the impact and evolution of the networks.