Guidelines for GEF Agencies in Conducting Terminal Evaluation for Full-sized Projects provide information to the GEF Agencies and evaluators on how they should conduct terminal evaluations for completed full sized projects funded by the GEF. The guidelines expand on the minimum requirement 3 of the M&E Policy (2010) which covers evaluation of completed projects and programs.
This study looks at the GEF’s comparative advantage, the adequacy of donor funding, and the overall health of the GEF partnership.
More than 10 years since the last climate change focal area study, the GEF IEO is looking at the relevance, results, and performance of GEF climate change support.
The purpose of this study is to provide insights and lessons for GEF-7 based on evidence from an analysis of the climate change portfolio, terminal evaluations of completed projects, mapping of convention guidance to the GEF-6 strategy and programming, interviews with stakeholders, and case studies.
Twenty years since the GEF Council incorporated nongrant instruments in the Strategy, the IEO undertakes a comprehensive study of the nongrant portfolio.
Remote sensing and geospatial methods are useful, innovative tools for measuring environmental impact. They provide reliable and cost-effective baseline information, help detect changes over time, and track progress toward the achievement of convention targets.
To measure the impacts of Global Environment Facility (GEF) interventions, the GEF Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) has utilized remote sensing across focal areas including biodiversity, land degradation, and international waters.
During the GEF-5 replenishment negotiations it was agreed that, within the framework of paragraph 28 of the GEF Instrument, the GEF partnership needs to be broadened further to enhance country ownership in the GEF operation and to provide recipient countries greater choice in terms of agencies with which they work. At the request of GEF Council, GEF Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO) conducted a Process Evaluation of the Expansion of the GEF Partnership to assess the design, transparency and efficiency related aspects of the accreditation process.
As part of its work program for the sixth replenishment phase of the GEF (GEF-6), and feeding into the Sixth Comprehensive Evaluation of the GEF (OPS6), the IEO has been tasked to review the GEF Integrated Approach Pilot (IAP) Program being implemented in GEF-6, and developed building on the GEF past experience in designing and implementing programmatic approaches. This program is composed of three pilots:
Taking Deforestation out of Commodity Supply Chains IAP
The main objective of the evaluation is to:
- Identify lessons and good practices of GEF’s engagement with Indigenous Peoples at the policy/program/project level and identify key issues for improvement.
The evaluation will be guided by the following key questions:
Country portfolio evaluations (CPEs) conducted by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Independent Evaluation Office (GEF-IEO) use the country as the unit of analysis to examine the totality of GEF support across all GEF Agencies and programs.