The Independent Evaluation Office of the GEF works in close relationships with other entities in the GEF Partnership, including the GEF member countries, the GEF Secretariat, the GEF Agencies, the GEF Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP), and other stakeholders involved in monitoring and evaluation.
The Office is an active participant in the global evaluation community. IEO is a member of the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG), a professional network that brings together the evaluation units of the UN system, including UN departments, specialized agencies, funds, programs, and affiliated organizations. IEO is an observer in the Evaluation Cooperation Group (ECG) of the international financial institutions. IEO is an institutional member of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS).
The IEO participates at the meetings of the American Evaluation Association, the European Evaluation Association and the European Environmental Association. The office collaborates with agencies such as NASA, universities, and research institutes on specific methodological and analytical work, to ensure that the most relevant methodologies are applied in evaluations.
Climate-Eval is an online community of practice hosted by the Global Environment Facility Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO) in Washington, D.C. Its overarching goal is to establish standards and norms, support capacity development, and share good practices in evaluations of climate change and development and—most recently—natural resource management. Our members are a global network of monitoring and evaluation practitioners in government and development cooperation agencies, civil society organizations, and academia. Climate-Eval was formed after the 2008 International Conference on Evaluation of Climate Change and Development in Alexandria, Egypt.Read More
The Evaluation Cooperation Group (ECG) was established in 1996 to promote a more harmonized approach to evaluation methodology, following an assessment of the five major MDBs (the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank).Read More
The International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) was inaugurated in September 2002 to help fill a gap in the international evaluation architecture. IDEAS’ mission is ‘to advance and extend the practice of development evaluation by refining methods, strengthening capacity and expanding ownership’, with a particular focus on developing and transitional economies.Read More
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is responsible for unique scientific and technological achievements in human space flight, aeronautics, space science, and space applications that have had widespread impacts on our nation and the world. Forged in response to early Soviet space achievements, NASA was built on the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), and other government organizations, as the locus of U. S. civil aerospace research and development. When NASA opened for business on October 1, 1958, it accelerated the work already started on human and robotic space flight. NASA's first high profile program was Project Mercury, an effort to learn if humans could survive in space.Read More
The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) reports to the UNDP Executive Board. The IEO is governed by the organization's Evaluation Policy and the UNDP Executive Board is the custodian of the policy. The core function of the Independent Evaluation Office is to conduct two types of independent evaluations: thematic and programmatic. The Independent Evaluation Office also prepares the Annual Report on Evaluation, sets standards and guidelines on evaluation, monitors compliance on evaluation and shares lessons for improved programming.Read More
The United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) is an inter-agency professional network that brings together the evaluation units of the UN system, including UN departments, specialized agencies, funds and programmes, and affiliated organizations. It currently has 46 such members and observers.Read More