|The Bolivia SGP Country Program was “upgraded” at the start of GEF OP5. “Upgrading” means that the Country Program is implemented as a GEF full-size project financed under the OP5 STAR allocation to Bolivia. The Project Objective is to secure global environmental benefits through strategic and integrated community-based actions in biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and sustainable land management in the Chaco eco-region of Bolivia Together, these protected areas encompass 38,719 Km2 or 22% of the entire Bolivian Chaco ecoregion. The main project stakeholders are local communities, and in particular indigenous peoples, that live within the 4 protected areas and their buffer zones. Ethnic groups supported by SGP are Izoceño- Guarani, Chiquitano, Ayoreo, and Weenhayek. Communities of “mestizo” farmers who live within the buffer zones of the PA will also be involved. SGP Bolivia partners with national NGOs with technical and financial management skills that are present in the project areas to mentor community groups and to contribute to capacity building efforts and monitoring on the ground. This Project had its MTR in late 2014. All MTR Recommendations were properly addressed by the Project.