All Evaluation Office Publications

Program Evaluation - GEF Strategic Priority for Adaptation

Evaluation of the GEF Strategic Priority for Adaptation

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 evaluation was conducted fully and independently by the GEF Evaluation Office with support from the GEF Secretariat, GEF Agencies, governments, and civil society organizations. The purpose of the evaluation was to provide lessons and experiences from implementation of the first climate change adaptation strategy supported...

GEF Monitoring and Evaluation Policy 2010

The GEF Monitoring and Evaluation Policy provides norms and standards for the GEF Secretariat and the GEF Evaluation Office. The policy contains minimum requirements for M&E for GEF-funded activities covering project design, application of M&E at the project level, and project evaluation. 

The GEF Council approved the revised M&E Policy in November 2010.


Related Documents


APR 2009

Annual Performance Report 2009

The GEF Sixth Annual Performance Report (APR) 2009, presented and prepared by the GEF Evaluation Office, focuses on completed projects for which terminal evaluations were submitted during fiscal year 2009 (FY 2009).  The full report provides an assessment of project outcomes, project sustainability, project completion delays, materialization of cofinancing, and the quality of monitoring in completed projects.  The report’s main focus is on terminal evaluations from 55 projects submitted in FY2009, accounting for $208 million...

ACPER 2010

Annual Country Portfolio Evaluation Report 2010 (ACPER 2010)
Moldova and Turkey

The third Annual Country Portfolio Evaluation Report provides a synthesis of the main conclusions and recommendations of the county portfolio evaluations focused on Moldova and Turkey. These countries were selected for portfolio evaluations based on their long history with the GEF, their large and diverse portfolios, the nature of their GEF country allocation under the Resource Allocation Framework, and their participation in numerous regional international waters...

Impact Evaluation: Phaseout of Ozone-Depleting Substances in Countries with Economies in Transition

GEF Impact Evaluation of the Phaseout of Ozone-Depleting Substances in Countries with Economies in Transition

CPE: Moldova (1994 - 2009)

Country Portfolio Evaluation Report

Moldova has been receiving funds from the GEF since 1994 via 14 national projects in the biodiversity, climate change, international waters and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) focal areas.  Moldova was seen as a good choice for evaluation due to its large and diverse portfolio and the fact it has received group allocations under the Resource Allocation Framework (RAF) and also participates in Black Sea and Danube River regional projects. Main findings and recommendations of the Moldova...

AIR 2009

Annual Impact Report 2009

The 2009 Annual Impact Report compiled by the Global Environment Facility Evaluation Office (GEFEO) presents information on the following studies: the impact evaluation of GEF assistance for the phaseout of ozone-depleting substances in economies in transition; a study of the effectiveness of a project design to permit experimental impact evaluation; and ongoing impact evaluation of biodiversity projects in Peru in collaboration with the Independent Evaluation group, World Bank. 


The report also contains an...

CPE: Turkey (1992 – 2009)

Country Portfolio Evaluation Report

Turkey has been a long-standing partner of the Global Environment Facility, having received financial support since 1992. The evaluation covered all national projects plus 2 national components of global projects, totaling $36.33 million. In addition, 11 regional projects focusing on the Black and Mediterranean Seas, and Turkey Small Grants Programme were reviewed.



  • GEF support has been relevant to Turkey’s sustainable development agenda and...
GEF Evaluation Office Ethical Guidelines
The GEF 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.
The ethical guidelines contain specific provisions to prevent conflict of interest on three levels: institutional, staff, and consultants hired to contribute to evaluations. The guidelines will be periodically revised in the light of experience and comments received from external...
OPS4: Progress Toward Impact

Fourth Overall Performance Study of the GEF(OPS4)
Progress Toward Impact

Every four years, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) is replenished by its donors. Each replenishment process has been informed by independent overall performance studies of the GEF. These studies have developed into authoritative reviews of the state of the art and of available knowledge on the functioning and results of the GEF.

The Fourth Overall Performance Study (OPS4) was, for the first time in the study series’ history, undertaken by a GEF entity itself:...