UNDP and the Global Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) Team would like to thank our partners for their support to BIOFIN: The European Union, the Governments of Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Flanders, and Sweden.

The 2018 BIOFIN Workbook was developed based on the inputs and lessons generated from BIOFIN implementation in 30 countries: Belize, Brazil, Botswana, Bhutan, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Fiji, Georgia, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam and Zambia. The writing team would like to thank our BIOFIN colleagues, local and international consultants, UNDP Country Offices, Governments, private sector and civil society partners in each of these countries, as well as the UNDP-GEF Regional Technical Advisors in each region. Additional lessons were drawn from the Ministry of Environment/GIZ Resource Mobilisation Project in Namibia.

BIOFIN was developed under the leadership of Nik Sekhran, Yves de Soye, and Caroline Petersen, and is currently managed under the leadership of Adriana Dinu, Midori Paxton and Onno van den Heuvel. David Meyers led the development of the 2018 BIOFIN Workbook.

The authors of the 2018 BIOFIN Workbook were from the Global BIOFIN Team: Marco Arlaud, Mariana Bellot, Tracey Cumming, Onno van den Heuvel, James Maiden, David Meyers, Midori Paxton, Massimiliano Riva, Andrew Seidl and Annabelle Trinidad. Massimiliano Riva was chief editor.

A special thanks to Jamison Ervin, the lead developer and author of the 2014 BIOFIN Workbook upon which this current Workbook builds; and Ian Dickie, lead technical writer of the 2016 BIOFIN Workbook. The Global BIOFIN Team would like to thank all the other people who made important contributions, including Jessica Alvsilver, Simone Bauch, Herve Barois, Blerina Gjeka, Elena Gogna and Gamze Akarsu for providing additional written inputs and reviews, Semiray Emeksiz for photo selection, Sohaila Abdulali for language editing; and Stella Pongsitanan and James Maiden for the design work. We are also grateful for those contributing during the peer review process in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

Photo credits:Cover: Hennie Briedenhann, edited by Stella PongsitananPages: ©Abdul Wahib pp. 93. ©Blerina Gjeka pp. 48, 49, 81 and 96. ©Carlos Diaz Huertas pp. 141 and 153. ©Elsie Assogba and Giacomo Pirozzi pp. 67 and 73. ©Equator Initiative pp. 87, 145 and 155. ©Freya Morales pp. 41 and 50. ©Gregoire Dubois pp. x-1, 34, 35, 52, 64, 65, 70, 71, 79, 128, 129, 138, 151, 160, 161 and 177. Gudkov Andrey pp. 168. ©Irina Markova pp. 112. ©I.Turkovsky pp. 24. ©James Maiden 83, 89, 134 and 135. ©Jakub Barzycki pp. 167. ©Jashley247 pp. 163. ©JMx Images pp. 7. ©Marco Arlaud pp. 44, 45, 86, 90 and 158. ©Michael Roeder pp. 164. ©Miguel Almeida Bruno pp. 43. ©Monica Suarez Galindo pp. 18, 19 and 74. ©Nathashart Sanyaphan pp. 76. ©Onno van den Heuvel pp. 171. ©Paola Delgado pp. 61 and 136. ©PNUD Peru pp. 162. ©Pppp1991 pp. 5. © Rich Carey pp. 126. ©Salim Ally and Savio Lesperance pp. 122. ©SeSm ©UNDP Bhutan pp 36 and 54. ©UNDP India pp. vi, 12, 95, 106-107 and 124. ©UNDP South Africa pp. 46. ©Wilfredo Garzón pp. 148. ©Wiratchai Wansamngam pp. 3. ©Volodyrmyr Burdiak pp. 117. ©Ya Ariunbaatar pp. 166.

Suggested citation: UNDP (2018). The BIOFIN Workbook 2018: Finance for Nature. The Biodiversity Finance Initiative. United Nations Development Programme: New York.

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