Gender Mainstreaming in the GEF

Date:
May 2017
Document status:
Unedited
Document type:
Study
Evaluation type:
Thematic Evaluation
IEO grouping:
Thematic & Impact
Full Report:

The Sixth Comprehensive Evaluation of the GEF (OPS6) (GEF/ME/C.50/07) aims to report on the progress towards achieving gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment. The overarching OPS6 evaluative question is “to what extent have gender issues and evaluation of its effectiveness been mainstreamed into GEF’s work since the development of its gender policy?”  The objectives of the OPS6 Sub-study on Gender Mainstreaming in the GEF are to:

  1. Assess the extent to which the Policy on Gender Mainstreaming has been implemented by means of the Gender Equality Action Plan (GEAP)
  2. Review the appropriateness of the policy for the GEF and its implementation in line with international best practices in the field and in relation to gender mainstreaming efforts taking place in other climate finance mechanisms
  3. Assess the trends of gender mainstreaming in the GEF since OPS5.

The findings, conclusions and recommendations of the sub-study will inform OPS6.