The GEF Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Policy applies to the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF).
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 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 GE
This report has regrouped the key issues identified in the Fifth Overall Performance Study (OPS5) terms of reference into a new structure.
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.
As part of OPS5 the Independent Evaluation Office undertook an update of the Joint Evaluation of the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) undertaken with DANIDA (Danish International Development Assistance) in 2009.
Replenishments of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) are informed by periodic assessment of and reflection on GEF achievements and results through independent overall performance studies (OPSs), of which this is the fifth: OPS5.
The Evaluation of GEF Focal Area Strategies, requested by the GEF Council during its May 2011 meeting (GEF/ME/C.40/01), was carried out from February 2012 to November 2012. Findings and recommendations were presented to the GEF Council at its November 2012 meeting.
At the request of the GEF Council, the Evaluation Office conducted an evaluation of the GEF support to the National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) program.
The review of the Global Environment Facility Earth Fund was conducted from June to August 2010. The review included four areas of assessment: compliance with Council decisions, review of earth fund activities, engagement with the private sector and the efficiency of the Earth Fund.