The Evaluation Office’s mission is to enhance global environmental benefits through excellence, independence, and partnership in monitoring an evaluation.
The GEF Evaluation Office has the central role of ensuring the independent evaluation function within the GEF, setting minimum requirements for monitoring and evaluation, ensuring oversight of the quality of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems on program and project levels, and sharing evaluative evidence within the GEF.
The office holds responsibility for undertaking independent evaluations that involve a set of projects from more than one Implementing or Executing Agency. These evaluations are typically on a strategic level, on focal areas, institutional or on cross-cutting themes.
The GEF Evaluation Office supports knowledge sharing and follow-up of evaluation recommendations. It works with the GEF Secretariat and the Implementing and Executing Agencies to establish systems to disseminate lessons learned and best practices emanating from M&E activities, and provides independent evaluative evidence to the GEF knowledge base.