Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have been active participants in the GEF from the very beginning. Local and international NGOs play a crucial role in the development and implementation of Bank's GEF co-financed projects, particularly¬†the medium-sized projects (MSPs). The majority of Bank implemented MSPs are executed or co-executed by NGOs. A number of full-sized projects also have NGO participation and cofinancing.
The World Bank's Civil Society website provides information about opportunities for NGOs and Civil Society to interact with the Bank. It also provides contact details for NGO Liaison Officers/Specialists in the Bank's resident missions and for regional representatives on NGO and Civil Society issues.