Addressing Gender in Evaluations Guidance for Approach Papers

The GEF Independent Evaluation Office recently conducted a draft guidance note on addressing gender in approach papers for evaluations. This will be applied in all upcoming strategic country, multiple benefits, LDCF/SCCF and programmatic approaches evaluations. To access the document, click here.

Semi-Annual Evaluation Report of the GEF IEO: October 2015

The Semi-Annual Evaluation Report (SAER) presents the main findings and recommendations from the Joint Impact Evaluation on Protected Areas and Protected Area Systems, the Knowledge Management Needs Assessment, the Morocco Country Portfolio Evaluation and a review of Climate-Eval community of practice. In addition, the SAER discusses the ongoing work and initiatives of the GEF IEO such as the update of our M&E Policy, methodologies, terminal evaluation guidelines and more. To access the document, click here.

Knowledge Management Needs Assessment

The Knowledge Management Needs Assessment was conducted between August-September 2015 to assess the findings on the use of the GEF Independent Evaluation Office reports/products and the knowledge needs of key stakeholders. The assessment took place through a document review, online surveys and semi-structured interviews that were geographically represented throughout the GEF partnership. Members of civil society, academia and governments also took part in this assessment. To read the full document, click here.

Impact Evaluation on Protected Areas and Protected Area Systems

The impact evaluation of GEF/UNDP Support to Protected Areas and Protected Area Systems was recently completed jointly by the Independent Evaluation Offices of the GEF and UNDP. The evaluation assesses the impact of GEF investments in non-marine protected areas and PA systems on biodiversity conservation and sustainable use. The full report will be presented to the GEF 49th Council Meetings in October. To access the document, click here.

Upcoming GEF Council Meetings

The 49th GEF Council meetings will be held at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC from October 20-22, 2015. The GEF IEO will present three reports including the Joint UNDP and GEF Impact Evaluation of GEF Support to Protected Areas and Protected Area Systems, the Semi-Annual Evaluation Report and the Knowledge Management Needs Assessment. All documents can be found here.


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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