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Focal Areas Evaluation - GEF Support to Biosafety 2006

GEF Support to Biosafety 2006

 

At its November 2004 meeting the GEF Council requested the GEF Evaluation Office to initiate an evaluation of the biosafety activities financed under the GEF’s Initial Strategy. This report presents the results of this evaluation.

 

The evaluation contains many valuable findings that will allow the GEF to improve and adapt its support. For example, it was found that countries that already had considerable experience with biosafety issues were better able to utilize the support.

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Cross Sectoral Evaluation - The Role of Local Benefits in Global Environmental Programs 2006

Evaluation of The Role of Local Benefits in Global Environmental Programs 2006

 

This study analyzes the relationship between local benefits and global environment benefits in the GEF covering 132 GEF projects, including 18 field case studies.

 

The study found that the role of local benefits in supporting the environmental objectives of GEF activities raises a broad and potentially conflicting range of viewpoints, which influence the approaches applied to project design and implementation. On the basis of the substantial body of...

Review of the GEF Operational Program 12: Integrated Ecosystem Management

Review of the GEF Operational Program 12: Integrated Ecosystem Management

APR 2004

Annual Performance Report 2004

This is the first GEF Annual Performance Report prepared by the GEF Evaluation Office.  It represents the first step towards an independent assessment of the performance of the GEF’s portfolio and focuses mainly on elapsed times in the preparation of projects, the quality of terminal evaluations submitted at the end of project implementation, and the quality of monitoring and evaluation systems within projects.  This APR does not include a chapter on results but focuses more on process issues.  It contains a series of...

Focal Areas Evaluation - UNEP-GEF Toolkit Evaluation

UNEP-GEF Toolkit Evaluation

 

The aim of this evaluation is twofold. Firstly, to assess the degree to which the UNEP-GEF Toolkits, used for the development of National Biosafety Frameworks (NBFs) are consistent with the Cartagena Protocol, responsive to country needs, and of sufficient professional quality. Secondly, to get a good overview of what the general issues/difficulties are that respondents encountered during the process of setting up a
National Biosafety Framework. The latter research question especially provides a...

OPS3

Third Overall Performance Study of the GEF (OPS3)
Progressing Toward Environmental Results

The team for the Third Overall Performance Study of the GEF (OPS3), which took place between September 2004 and June 2005, was charged with evaluating the

  1. results of GEF activities
  2. sustainability of results at the country level,
  3. GEF as a catalytic institution,
  4. GEF policies, institutional structure and partnerships, and
  5. GEF implementation processes.

Overall Performance Studies (OPS) are...

Focal Areas Evaluation - Biodiversity Program Study 2004

Biodiversity Program Study 2004

 

The objective of the Biodiversity Program Study is to provide the GEF Council, the GEF Secretariat and its Biodiversity Team, the GEF Biodiversity Task Force, and the general biodiversity community with an assessment of how the GEF Biodiversity Program is performing and recommendations on how to continue its development. In addition, the study provides information on how the GEF implements its biodiversity focal area, discusses the difficulties in measuring achievements and impacts in this focal area,...

Focal Areas Evaluation - Climate Change Program Study 2004

Climate Change Program Study 2004

 

The climate change program study evaluates performance and results, and how results were achieved. Given the size of the GEF portfolio and the need to identify overall lessons, this study focuses on outcomes and impacts of groups of mitigation projects, rather than detailed or immediate project outputs

 

The study draws on information gathered from a comprehensive portfolio review, greenhouse gas (GHG) emission data and development statistics, and two in-depth project cluster reviews within energy...

Focal Areas Evaluation - Review of Financial Arrangements in GEF Support to Biodiversity Projects

Review of Financial Arrangements in GEF Support to Biodiversity Projects

 

This study was prepared as part of the Global Environment Facility Monitoring and Evaluation (GEFME) work program for 2002. The rationale for the study emerged from the findings and conclusions of several earlier evaluations that suggested biodiversity initiatives supported by the GEF needed to become financially self-sufficient after completing the GEF-funded phase.

 

This document consists of three parts. The first presents the context and scope of the study....

Program Performance Indicators for GEF International Waters Programs (2003)

Program Performance Indicators for GEF International Waters Programs (2003)