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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).

Evaluation of Multiple Benefits of GEF Support

Country / Region : 
Global
Year: 
05/01/16

Multiple benefits generated through GEF support consist of two types: the global environmental benefits (GEBs) that contribute towards achieving the strategic priorities of multiple focal areas, and the local environmental and socioeconomic benefits that indirectly generate and sustain the GEBs. One way that GEF has sought to create multiple benefits in a more integrated manner is through multi-focal area (MFA) projects. These projects are funded through allocations from different global environmental conventions and/ or trust funds, and track indicators specific to each focal area.

Program Evaluation - Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF)

Country / Region : 
Global
Year: 
01/01/16

Program Evaluation - Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) 2016

In June 2015, the Least Developed Countries Fund/Special Climate Change Fund (LDCF/SCCF) Council approved the Four-Year Work Program of the Independent Evaluation Office of the GEF, which includes conducting a program evaluation of the LDCF during fiscal year 2016. The IEO has evaluated the LDCF by focusing on performance and progress towards LDCF objectives and emerging results. The final report was completed in May 2016 and presented to the LDCF/SCCF Council in June 2016.

ATER 2012

Country / Region : 
Global
Year: 
01/22/13

Signposts - GEF Annual Thematic Evaluation Report 2012

Full Evaluation

Focal Area Strategies (FAS)

Country / Region : 
Global
Year: 
01/15/13

Signposts - Evaluation of the GEF Focal Area Strategies

Full Evaluation

Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF)

Country / Region : 
Global
Year: 
04/18/12

Signposts - Evaluation of the Special Climate Change Fund

Full Evaluation

National Capacity Self-Assessments (NCSA)

Country / Region : 
Global
Year: 
04/16/12

Signposts - Evaluation of GEF National Capacity Self-Assessments

Full Evaluation

ATER 2011

Country / Region : 
Global
Year: 
04/14/12

Signposts - GEF Annual Thematic Evaluation Report 2011

Full Evaluation

Program Evaluation - LDCF Review of the Implementation of NAPAs

Country / Region : 
Global
Year: 
05/13/14

Program Evaluation – Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) Review of the Implementation of NAPAs

As part of OPS5 the Independent Evaluation Office undertook an update of the Joint Evaluation of the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) undertaken with DANIDA (Danish International Development Assistance) in 2009. Quality-at-entry reviews of the 138 projects approved to implement National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) were done to assess the extent to which they respond to key issues identified by NAPAs.

Conclusions: