2nd International Conference on Climate Change and Development

On November 4-6, the 2nd International Conference on Climate Change and Development will be held in Washington, DC. The conference aims to (1) improve policies and interventions on climate change and natural resources management, and (2) strengthen evaluation capacity to evaluate climate change and natural resources management. Abstracts are now being accepted, click here to submit.

Tanzania Country Portfolio Evaluation

The Tanzania Country Portfolio Evaluation (CPE) was completed in June 2014. The overall objective of the CPE was to assess the performance of the GEF portfolio in Tanzania in terms of relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and results of the GEF activities and processes; and the factors contributing to its performance. The evaluation focused on 28 national projects within the Republic of Tanzania (including Zanzibar) plus one regional project. Read the full Tanzania CPE.

OPS5 Video

A video on the Fifth Overall Performance Study (OPS5) of the GEF is now available. The video discusses the main conclusions and recommendations of the “OPS5 final report: At Crossroads for Higher Impact.” Click here to watch the full video.

Juha Uitto new director of the GEF IEO


The GEF Council names Juha Uitto as new Director of the Global Environment Facility Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO).

Report of the 2nd Professional Peer Review of the GEF Evaluation Function

This is the second Professional Peer Review of the GEF IEO, which was conducted from January to April 2014.


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Perfomance Evaluations

Performance Evaluations aim to provide the GEF Council, other GEF partners, and stakeholders with feedback for ongoing improvement of the GEF portfolio as well as the quality of project monitoring and evaluation across the portfolio. The office consolidates performance evaluations undertaken during the year and submits them to the GEF Council into the Annual Performance Report (APR).

Mid-term Evaluations | APRs | MARs

Impact Evaluations

Impact Evaluations seek to determine the long-term effects of GEF support, how these were achieved and what can be done to strengthen them. Such evaluation work is part of the overall exploration of the results achieved by the GEF and has a strong focus on learning lessons from experience. Impact evaluations undertaken yearly are synthesized into the Annual Impact Report (AIR)and are presented to the GEF Council.

Ongoing Evaluations | AIRs | Impact Evaluations

Country Portfolio Evaluations

Country Portfolio Evaluations analyze the totality of GEF support across GEF Agencies, projects, and programs in a given country, with the aim of reviewing the performance and results of GEF-supported activities and assessing how those activities align with country strategies and priorities as well as with GEF's priorities for global environmental benefits. Findings from CPEs are consolidated in the Annual Country Portfolio Evaluation Report (ACPER) that the Office presents to the GEF Council.

Ongoing Evaluations | ACPERs | CPEs | CPSs

Thematic Evaluations

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).

Ongoing Evaluations | ATERs | Program Evaluations | Process Evaluations | Focal Areas Evaluations | Cross Sectoral Evaluations