In November 2008 the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council asked the GEF Evaluation Office to carry out an evaluation of the GEF Strategic Priority for Adaptation (SPA) pilot program.
The climate change program study evaluates performance and results, and how results were achieved.
The First Professional Peer Review of the Evaluation Function in the GEF was completed in May 2009.
When a project is closing, the Implementing or Executing Agency conducts a terminal evaluation. The main purpose of such evaluations is to review the implementation process and achievement of results and draw lessons.
The GEF Independent Evaluation Office Ethical Guidelines provide guidance to its staff and consultants on ethical behavior to ensure that evaluations are free of bias, transparent, and considerate of stakeholder rights and interests.
In 1999, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council approved expanded opportunities to undertake GEF projects for seven Executing Agencies (ExAs): the Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Food and Agriculture Organization of the Un
In June 2005, the GEF Council welcomed the proposed evaluation to assess the efficiency of the GEF activity cycle and modalities, and underscored that efforts to improve the cycle had so far not succeeded: "the project cycle elapsed times are still too long." The evaluation was approved as a spec
Incremental cost is the fundamental operational principle of the GEF. The GEF funds the increment, or additional costs associated with transforming a project with national/local benefits into one with global environmental benefits.
The GEF Council approved the revised M&E Policy in November 2006.