International Waters Impact Evaluation of the South China Sea and Adjacent Areas
Cambodia Fishing Village
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The GEF Evaluation Office is currently undertaking an impact evaluation of GEF International Waters (IW) activities in the South China Sea (SCS). The evaluation is a follow-up to the Fourth Overall Performance Study that an in-depth assessment of progress towards impacts be carried out in the International Waters focal area.
The objective of this evaluation is to analyze the extent to which the GEF contributions have led to or are likely to lead to changes in policies, technology management practices, and other behaviors that will address the priority transbaoundary environmetal concerns that affect the socio-economic and environmental services in the South China Sea and Adjacent Areas.
2nd Reference Group Meeting for the Impact Evaluation of GEF Support in the South China Sea and Adjacent Areas
The second Reference Group Meeting for the Impact Evaluation of GEF Support in the South China Sea and Adjacent Areas will be held on September 8, 2011 in Bangkok. At this meeting, the Impact Evaluation Team will be presenting preliminary findings to the group for discussion and comments. The Reference Group consists of the GEF Focal Points from the countries bordering the South China Sea, representatives from the GEF agencies, key staff involved in the execution of GEF projects in the region, and representatives from regional organizations and other non-GEF stakeholders.The first Reference Group meeting was also held in Bangkok in September last year, and provided valuable guidance to making the evaluation more responsive to stakeholder concerns. The upcoming Reference Group Meeting is a venue not only to present emerging findings, but also to draw additional inputs to ensure that the results will be useful to key stakeholders.
1st Reference Group Meeting for the Impact Evaluation of GEF Support in the South China Sea and Adjacent Areas
The following presentations were delivered at a September 2010 workshop in Bangkok, Thailand that examined the approach to the SCS IW impact evaluation.
- Presentation 1: Introduction to Workshop by Robert van den Berg
- Presentation 2: Evaluation Approach by Aaron Zazueta
- Presentation 3: PEMSEA Cluster Theory of Change by Jeneen Garcia
- Presentation 4: SCS Cluster Theory of Change by Neeraj Negi
- Presentation 5: Evaluation Products and Phases by Aaron Zazueta
- Presentation 6: Evaluation Product SCS Environmental Services by Chia Lin Sien