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GEF Expanded Constituency Workshops

The GEF IEO will participate in two Expanded Constituency Workshops (ECWs) in Paraguay and Cabo Verde during April. The GEF IEO will present its GEF Monitoring and Evaluation Policy and will conduct an exercise on Project Terminal Evaluations for focal points and relevant GEF stakeholders. To view the agenda, presentations, or other details, please select Paraguay documents or Cabo Verde documents.

GEF-UNDP Meeting on the Joint Biodiversity Impact Evaluation

On March 31, the evaluation offices of the GEF and UNDP shared the preliminary findings of the joint biodiversity impact evaluation on protected areas and protected area systems with members of the evaluation’s technical and advisory group, and reference group. The joint evaluation will be presented to GEF Council in October and contains two phases: the first assessing biodiversity conservation through changes and secondly, assessing conditions contributing to progress towards improved biodiversity management.

UNEG Evaluation Practice Exchange 2015

The GEF Independent Evaluation Office participated in the Evaluation Practice Exchange (EPE) workshops sponsored by the UN Evaluation Group (UNEG) in New York City from March 11-13, 2015. Juha I. Uitto, Director of the GEF IEO, opened the 3 day event with welcome remarks. The GEF IEO joined several UNEG agencies on measuring performance, knowledge management, mixed methods and impact evaluations. The EPE provided an opportunity for UNEG members to come together to focus on learning and sharing experiences from fellow peers.

Approach Paper on Evaluating the Expansion of the GEF Partnership

The Process Evaluation of the Expansion of the GEF Partnership was requested by the GEF Council at the 47th meeting in Washington, DC in October 2014. The evaluation seeks to answer the following questions: to what extent is the accreditation process designed to achieve its intended purpose; to what extent is the accreditation process fair and transparent; to what extent has the accreditation process been efficient from the perspective of different stakeholders; and more. Click here to read the approach paper.

Going Beyond Mixed Methods to Mixed Approaches

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Bulletin Towards Systematic Approaches to Evaluation and Impact was released in January where GEF IEO colleagues, Jeneen R. Garcia and Aaron Zazueta, collaborated on the article "Going Beyond Mixed Methods to Mixed Approaches: A Systems Perspective for Asking the Right Questions".

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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).

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