Thematic

Thematic
Thematic Evaluations assess topics of concern to all GEF activities and provide a basis for decision making and lesson learning on a specific theme. These evaluations are organized in the following levels: program, process, focal area and cross-sectoral evaluations. The Office consolidates thematic evaluations undertaken during the year and submits them to the GEF Council in the Annual Thematic Evaluation Report (ATER).

Working Toward a Greener Global Recovery (OPS7)

The 8th replenishment of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) will take place in an international context that is very difficult to predict and navigate.

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English6.07 MB

Formative Evaluation of the GEF Integrated Approach to address the Drivers of Environmental Degradation

The GEF introduced the integrated approach in 2014, building on its long and evolving history on integration.

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English30.46 MB

GEF Support to Innovation: Findings and Lessons

Since the creation of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) as a pilot program in 1991, there has been an expectation that the GEF would be an innovative institution and will use innovation to maximize its impact on global environmental benefits.

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Evaluation of GEF Engagement with Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has a long history of supporting micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

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English9.74 MB

Third Joint GEF-UNDP Evaluation of the Small Grants Programme (SGP) 2021

The GEF created the Small Grants Programme (SGP) in 1992 with the explicit aim of developing community-led and -owned strategies and technologies for reducing threats to the global environment—notably in connection with biodiversity loss, mitigating climate change, land degradation and protecting

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English1.6 MB, Annexes2.26 MB
Report Summary:
English3.8 MB

Evaluation of GEF Interventions in the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Sector

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has a long history of investing in interventions to solve the environmental and health issues associated with the artisanal small-scale gold mining industry (ASGM).

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English1.76 MB

Program Evaluation of the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) 2020

The 2020 program evaluation of the least developed countries fund (LDCF) covers performance and progress towards LDCF objectives and results in the four years since the 2016 LDCF program evaluation.

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English3.6 MB

Evaluation of GEF Support in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations

The GEF Independent Evaluation Office is collaborating with the Environmental Law Institute to assess GEF projects and programs in fragile and conflict-affected situations—in short, to determine whether and how GEF interventions are conflict-sensitive, and the implications thereof.

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English9.43 MB

Annual Performance Report (APR) 2019 - Transportation

The annual performance report (APR) provides an update on performance of the Global Environment Facility's (GEF) portfolio of completed projects.

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English4.37 MB

Evaluation of GEF Support to Mainstreaming Biodiversity (BD) 2018

This is the first stand-alone evaluation of the Global Environment Facility's (GEF's) support to mainstreaming biodiversity interventions.

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English1.69 MB