The 2016 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 Ofces, 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. It has undergone intensive consultations with government representatives and experts from these countries through eight major workshops and four webinars, combining the unique ideas and approaches of each country to implement and adapt the BIOFIN methodology. It contains inputs from many colleagues and partners in BIOFIN countries, global experts, and UNDP colleagues.