This Seventh Annual Country Portfolio Evaluation Report (ACPER) provides a synthesis of the evaluative evidence contained in the Country Portfolio Evaluations (CPEs) and Country Portfolio Studies (CPSs) conducted in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. These include two CPEs, one conducted in Tanzania and one in Eritrea, and one CPS conducted in Sierra Leone.
The GEF Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Policy applies to the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF). This Guidance Document provides LDCF/SCCF stakeholders with direction on how to monitor and evaluate results within the overarching framework of the GEF M&E Policy, modified as necessary to adapt to the LDCF/SCCF focus.
The seventh annual impact report (AIR) presents the findings and recommendations of the Climate Change Mitigation Impact Evaluation: GEF Support to Market Change in China, India, Mexico and Russia. The evaluation identifies GEF contributions to GHG emission reduction in all four countries with progress made in changing markets and the factors affecting these processes.
National Portfolio Formulation Exercises (NPFEs) are meant to serve as tools for enhancing country ownership in determining programming priorities in a given GEF replenishment period. The NPFEs are meant to also set forth country priorities for the use of GEF resource in a transparent manner for the benefit of all GEF stakeholders including the anticipated demand for resources, both from countries’ national allocations under the System for Transparent Allocation of Resources (STAR) and outside these allocations.
The GEF piloted a Resource Allocation Framework (RAF) during its GEF-4 replenishment period to allocate resources to countries in a transparent and consistent manner based on global environmental priorities and country capacities, policies and practices relevant to successful implementation of GEF projects.
The report presents a detailed overview of the performance of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) activities and processes, key factors affecting performance, and the quality of Monitoring and Evaluation systems (M&E) within the GEF partnership. The tenth Annual Performance Report (APR) includes first-time coverage of 160 completed projects - the largest single APR year cohort to date.
The Climate Change Mitigation Impact Evaluation undertaken by the GEF Independent Evaluation Office focuses on the impact of 18 completed GEF energy-related mitigation projects in four large emerging markets: China, India, Mexico, and the Russian Federation. The projects cover various sectors with opportunities for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and methane emissions reductions. The evaluation included desk reviews of completed projects and extensive country work to assess progress toward impact since project completion, as well as to assess the relevant contextual country and global factors affecting the markets under consideration.
The GEF Evaluation Office finished an evaluation of the totality of GEF support across all GEF Agencies and programs in Tanzania between 1992-2012. The evaluation assess the relevance, results, effectiveness, sustainability and efficiency of GEF projects at the country level. This GEF Tanzania CPE will provides feedback and knowledge sharing to the GEF Council and inform decision making in relation to GEF strategy, policy and resource allocation going forward.
The Second Professional Peer Review of the GEF Evaluation Function was completed in May 2014. The Review provided the GEF Council, the Assembly, the GEF Secretariat, the GEF Agencies and the IEO with an independent assessment of the evaluation function within the GEF.