Component 4: Monitoring, Leading and Managing the Program

Goal: To support Arpa management through strengthening, integrating and aligning the executive, decision and consultation bodies of the Program.

Subcomponent 4.1 – Program leadership and coordination

Goal: To lead, coordinate or superve the implementation of components and support Program management, and to strengthen and integrate the executive, decision making, consultation and other bodies.


  • To ensure an updated Conservation and Investment Strategy (ECI)
  • To ensure an updated and stable Arpa Management System (SisArpa), with good performance.
  • To ensure strong and active Arpa bodies, organizing 2 annual meetings of both the Steering Committee (CP) and and the Technical Forum (FT).

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Subcomponent 4.2 – Arpa’s financial and logistics management

Goals: To ensure efficient financial management of the resources provided by the Arpa Program.

Funbio is in charge of this subcomponent and it will support the other activities in the Project, ensuring the efficient implementation and management of the financial resources.

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Subcomponent 4.3 – Program Publicity and Communication

Goal: To promote Arpa’s internal and external communication in order to strengthen the Program’s management, the connection among partners and involved agents, and the dissemination of lessons learned.

Target: To implement the Strategic Communication Plan.

Foreseen actions:

 Design and implementation of Arpa’s Communication Strategy

Create a communication mechanism to define Arpa’s approach towards the target audience (managers, donors, academic community and so forth).

 Maintaining Arpa’s website

Create a communication mechanism to define Arpa’s approach towards the target audience (managers, donors, academic community and so forth).

Information and promotion materials design and production

It encompasses the creation and production of materials for Arpa’s institutional communication, such as an institutional folder, office materials, pen drive, and materials to be used in the meetings to be organized and supported by the Program.

Publication of the Arpa supplements (Cadernos Arpa) and the Arpa Magazine

The target is to produce one Arpa supplement per year and one Arpa Magazine every two years. PA managers and other authors who are interested in publicize their work will contribute to producing those publications.

Subcomponent 4.4 – Program Monitoring

Program monitoring will be conducted along two axial lines:  (i) management effectiveness in the protected areas; and (ii) environmental monitoring (biodiversity, social and environmental, landscape, and climate).

Monitoring the management effectiveness


To assess the protected areas management effectiveness and the progress of implementation targets driven by the resources allocated by the Program.

Monitoring the progress provided by Arpa in the PAs management effectiveness is done through two instruments:  FAUC (Protected Areas Assessment Tool), which is a quick tool and an easy form to fill in, and which allows the follow up of the progress in PAs management implementation processes regarding the Program targets; and the Tracking Tool, which is a more comprehensive assessment methodology, proposed by the World Bank and WWF’s Forest Alliance, and which is applied in all protected areas projects which are funded with resources from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF).

FAUC evaluates 33 requisites in PA management.  There are 16 indicators which are considered as indicators and are used for planning implementation targets for each PA management and for monitoring the progress obtained with the allocated resources.  Yearly, an aleatory sample of the subprojects which are funded within the scope of subcomponent 2.1 is selected for assessment in loco, in order to validate the progress reported through FAUC.

Tracking Tool was developed based on a reference model from the IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and it provides an assessment that is compatible and comparable with all protected areas throughout the world.  This tool has already been applied to assess the management effectiveness in some 200 PAs in 37 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.  Tracking Tool was introduced in Arpa in 2004.

Tracking Tool is applied in the beginning, middle and end of each phase of the Program, in partnership with the World Bank and the technical cooperation.  Application of this tool is part of the contract obligations of Arpa with the World Bank, in order to evaluate the progress of international projects supported with GEF funds.

Environmental monitoring


To Assess the effectiveness of the efforts made by the Program regarding the proposed goals of ensuring conservation of a representative sample of the Amazon biodiversity and contribute to its sustainable development.


The area should have completed degree I implementation and be selected for degree II implementation.

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