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Process Evaluation of the Expansion of the GEF Partnership

The GEF Council requested the GEF IEO to conduct an evaluation of the Expansion of the GEF partnership to decide whether to continue accrediting GEF Project Agencies, and whether or how the accreditation policies and procedures should be amended. The evaluation reported on the design, purpose, efficiency and transparency of the accreditation process, in addition to the early results and lessons emerging from the GEF’s experience on accreditation.

GEF CSO Network Evaluation - Approach and Audit Trail Papers

On request by the GEF Council, the GEF IEO has launched the evaluation of the GEF Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Network. The IEO, having received comments to the draft Approach Paper, presents the final Approach Paper and Audit Trail.

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Joint GEF-UNDP Evaluation of the SGP (2015)

The Small Grants Programme aims to develop community strategies and technologies for reducing threats to the global environment while addressing livelihood challenges. In July 2015 the 2nd Joint GEF-UNDP Evaluation of the SGP was completed. It discusses the SGP’s current role and results in achieving global environmental benefits while addressing livelihoods, poverty, and gender equality; broader adoption of grant-level results; the SGP’s strategic positioning; and M&E.

Upcoming GEF Expanded Constituency Workshops

The GEF IEO will participate in 5 ECWs in East Africa, Central Asia, Pacific Islands and West Africa from July - November. During the CSO meeting for civil society participants, the IEO will present the CSO network evaluation approach paper, conduct a survey and organize focus groups for feedback. During the remainder of the ECW, the IEO will present the M&E policy including the approved GEF-6 work program, and an exercise on project terminal evaluations.

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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).

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