The outline of the inception report is suggested below:
1. Introduction to BIOFIN
Global and national context
2. Biodiversity in the national policy context
Describes the scope of the national biodiversity plan, and how other major policies relate to biodiversity. Suggests entry points for debating further investments in biodiversity.
3. The existing biodiversity finance context
Describes known and planned biodiversity finance solutions
4. Scope of the BIOFIN Process
Clarifies what sectors need to be included in the analysis, what are the most optimal years to use for the BER/FNA, what is an agreeable definition for biodiversity expenditures. Where are opportunities to have positive gender impacts?
Highlights the primary governmental, private sector and civil society stakeholders to involve, and suggests the most strategic initiatives to partner with.
6. BIOFIN Workplan
Outlines suggested membership for the National Steering Committee and technical working group, ideas for the composition of the national BIOFIN team and the main results expected from the process, including targets, indicators, timelines and resources.