This evaluation is a review of the three Integrated Approach Pilots introduced in GEF-6. They were designed to implement integrated programming as a means of achieving systemic change at scale by addressing the major drivers of global environmental degradation in a holistic way. They are:
Lake Victoria, with a surface area of about 68,800 km2 , is the second largest freshwater body in the world. It is a transboundary resource shared by Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Supporting transformational change is a strategic priority of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), as cited in its 2020 vision statement.
This study seeks to provide insights and lessons on the Global Environment Facility (GEF) adaptation portfolio for the GEF-7 replenishment cycle.
The main purpose of the programmatic approaches evaluation was to assess whether and how GEF support delivered under the programmatic approaches modality has produced the expected results in terms of global environmental benefits while addressing the main drivers of global environmental change.
The overall purpose of the Sixth Comprehensive Evaluation of the GEF (also known as OPS6) is to provide solid evaluative evidence to inform the negotiations for the seventh replenishment of the GEF.
The IEO is undertaking a third comprehensive study of private sector engagement.
The Impact Evaluation of the GEF Support to Protected Areas (PAs) and PA Systems was completed in October 2015. This joint impact evaluation was conducted by the Independent Evaluation Offices of the GEF and UNDP.
The GEF created the Small Grants Programme in 1992 with the aim of developing community-led and -owned strategies and technologies for reducing threats to the global environment while addressing livelihood challenges.