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Job Opportunity - GEF IEO Expressions of Interest Knowledge Management Needs Assessment

The GEF IEO is requesting Expressions of Interest from individual consultants to undertake a Knowledge Management Needs Assessment.

Please apply through the World Bank Group online platform eConsultant2. Click on "Business Opportunities" at the top of the screen and choose Selection # 1191132.

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GEF CSO Network Evaluation - Draft Approach Paper Available

On request by the GEF Council, the GEF IEO has launched the evaluation of the GEF Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Network. The evaluation will review the Network’s performance, relevance, effectiveness and results in promoting knowledge dissemination and CSO involvement in GEF policies and programs. Comments to a draft Approach Paper, detailing the proposed scope, key questions, methods and tools are sought from the GEF partnership by June 26th, 2015 to gefevaluation@thegef.org

GEF IEO Work Program and Budget for GEF-6 Adopted by Council

The Four Year Work Program and Budget of the GEF IEO was adopted by the GEF Council on June 2.The report was presented by Juha Uitto, Director, and received generous support among several members. The document introduces reports that will be generated into the Sixth Comprehensive Evaluation; policy, guidance and methodological development; knowledge management; special office initiatives; and details on the budget proposal. Report | Presentation.

The 48th GEF Council Meetings

The GEF Council meetings will be held from June 1 – 4 in Washington, DC at the World Bank headquarters. The GEF IEO will present its work program and budget for GEF-6 and a semi-annual report describing the status of the following documents: Annual Performance Report 2014; the joint Smalls Grant Programme evaluation conducted with the UNDP IEO; and the Expansion of the Accreditation Process on the GEF’s Partnership. All documents are available online.

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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