Knowledge Management Study

January 2017
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The objectives of the KM study are to assess the role of the GEF as a knowledge broker and provider, and the relevance and effectiveness of knowledge management and sharing across the GEF partnership. The overall purpose is to identify any eventual systemic issues that need to be addressed in planning for GEF-7.

Scope and Key Questions

Building on the conspicuous body of available evaluative evidence, the study will look at KM in the GEF in the period since the start of GEF-5 in 2009 to date. The following are the main questions the study will aim to answer:

  1. How relevant and effective the management and sharing of knowledge is for mainstreaming and upscaling of results within the GEF partnership, in relation to its corporate mandate of achieving global environmental benefits?
  2. What is the role of the GEF, if any, as a knowledge broker in the broader international environmental community, and how are the results from innovative mechanisms piloted in GEF projects and programs shared more broadly?
  3. How does the GEF compare to similar publicly-funded partnership organizations in terms of their respective knowledge management systems, products and services?

An evaluation matrix composed of evaluation questions and sub-questions, relevant quantitative and qualitative indicators, sources of data and information, and methods has been developed as a result of a detailed evaluability assessment (Annex 1). The matrix is structured around the three key evaluation questions listed above.