BIOFIN is managed by UNDP, in partnership with the European Commission and the Governments of Germany, Switzerland, Norway and Flanders. The  $29 million first phase of the initiative was launched in October 2012 and will run through December 2018.


BIOFIN works with a wide range of partners to share experiences and tools, jointly organise and implement activities, and provide technical feedback into substantive products. Important national level partners are shown in the country sections.

Major partners include: the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the BESNet, the UN Poverty and Environment Initiative (PEI), the OECD, the UNSD and the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), ValuES, WAVES, TEEB.