All projects funded under Darwin that are longer than one year must submit an Annual Report (AR) in the prescribed template. In addition, all projects must submit a Final Report (FR) within three months of closing. All Annual and Final reports are subject to a desk-based review by a biodiversity and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) expert. These specialists review the material submitted and either comment on progress made against the original application (AR), or review overall project impact (FR), as verified by the evidence submitted.
This Information Note synthesises key findings of recent review of Annual and Final Report Reviews and identifies some key opportunities for Darwin projects to help improve their reporting.