After a project has registered, the length of time taken to generate its first PVCs varies based on the PVC type generated, the project’s reporting periods and (for vPVCs) the project's verification period:

  • fPVCs and/or rPVCs – Generated based on the submission and approval of annual reports. The first annual report can be submitted after the first reporting period has passed and the monitoring data for this reporting period has been collected. The first reporting period may have already taken place at by the time of registration or may yet to have started.
  • vPVCs – Generated after the first successful verification following at least one approved annual report.

Indicative timeframes are provided in the Procedures Manual for stages that the Plan Vivo Secretariat can control.