Going Beyond Mixed Methods to Mixed Approaches

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Bulletin Towards Systematic Approaches to Evaluation and Impact was released in January where GEF IEO colleagues, Jeneen R. Garcia and Aaron Zazueta, collaborated on the article "Going Beyond Mixed Methods to Mixed Approaches: A Systems Perspective for Asking the Right Questions".


Eritrea Country Portfolio Evaluation

The Eritrea Country Portfolio Evaluation was completed by the GEF Independent Evaluation Office in December 2014. Twelve national GEF projects were assessed based on relevance, results and efficiency from 1992-2012. The evaluation provided the GEF Council and the Government of Eritrea with an assessment of results and performance of GEF supported activities in the country, and examined how GEF supported activities fit into the national strategies and priorities as well as within the global environmental mandate of the GEF.

Join the Consultation on the Terms of Reference for the Tajikistan Country Portfolio Evaluation

Recognizing the essential role of stakeholders in evaluation, the GEF Independent Evaluation Office opens consultations regarding the ongoing Tajikistan CPE. Help us in making the evaluation process useful, inclusive, and successful by joining the mailing group and webinars.

From Small to Big - How to Achieve Greater Impact


The GEF Independent Evaluation Office recently completed a video on broader adoption based on the GEF Theory of Change framework which illustrates how GEF support leads to global environmental benefits. The video provides five common ways larger-scale impact can be achieved.

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.

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Performance 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