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Draft Approach Paper for the Evaluation on Programmatic Approaches in the GEF

The GEF IEO has started its preparations for the evaluation on Programmatic Approaches in the GEF. The evaluation will seek to focus on the results and performance of GEF programs, and will provide evidence on the past GEF experience in designing and implementing programs. We request you to provide feedback on the draft approach paper to Carlo Carugi (CCarugi@TheGEF.org) by February 10, 2016.

Job Opportunity - GEF IEO Seeks to Hire Senior Consultants for Upcoming Evaluations

The GEF Independent Evaluation seeks to hire senior consultants for the International Waters Focal Area Study and for the Evaluation of Programmatic Approaches in the GEF. For more information, click here.

Experiences with Systematic Triangulation at the GEF

Carlo Carugi, Senior Evaluation Officer at the GEF IEO, discusses ways systematic triangulation can be used when facing common challenges in evaluation in the article Experiences with Systematic Triangulation at the Global Environment Facility. The article will be featured in the publication Evaluation and Program Planning (Volume 55) set to be released in April 2016. To access the article for free until February 12, click here.


Approach Paper of the LDCF Evaluation

The GEF Independent Evaluation Office has prepared an approach paper in preparation for the Program Evaluation of the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF). The IEO will evaluate the LDCF focusing on performance and progress towards LDCF objectives and emerging results. The evaluation will also provide lessons learned since the Fund was established.


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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.

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