We believe that transparency is key to a successful Standard and successful projects. Here, you can access all of a project's documentation, from PDDs to annual reports and much more.


Type Documents

Project Design Document (PDD)
What is this?

Technical Specifications
What are these?

Technical specificaitons integrated into PDD

Annual Reports
What are these?

Please note– due to the insecurity that recently arose in Burkina Faso, some reporting activities have been more difficult. However, the project is still active and the project's PES payments are acting as a safety net in these times. Plan Vivo is supporting, and in frequent contact with, the project during these times.

Audit Reports
What are these?
Registration Certificate



Explanation of document types

Type What is this?

Project Design Document (PDD)

Describes the project context, including the:

  • Environmental and social contexts
  • Participating community and their involvement in project design and governance
  • Wider governance structure
  • Interventions
  • Expected benefits

Technical Specifications

Describes the technical matters of the project, including the:

  • Carbon/climate-benefit models
  • Monitoring plan
  • Risk assessment

NB. Technical specifications registered under an older version of Plan Vivo Standard, and that are no longer applied, may not include all of the points listed above.

Annual Reports

Provides an update on the project covering the previous monitoring year, including the following information:

  • Successes and challenges
  • Project expansion and recruitment
  • An issuance request (if applicable)
  • Monitoring data
  • Plan Vivo Certificate sales data
  • Operating costs
Audit Reports

Plan Vivo projects are audited by third-party validators/verifiers to ensure that they are of the highest quality. There are two types of audits:

  • Validation – Takes place before project registration to ensure that the project conforms to the Plan Vivo Standard and has been created from the bottom-up with community participation.
  • Verification – Takes place every 5 years after registration to ensure that the Plan Vivo Certificates issued are a fair representation of the climate benefits achieved, and that the project continues to conform to the Plan Vivo Standard.


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