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Approach Papers Available of Evaluations in Progress

The Evaluation of Multiple Benefits of GEF Support looks at global environmental benefits (GEBs) that contribute towards achieving the strategic priorities of multiple focal areas, and the local environmental and socioeconomic benefits that indirectly generate and sustain the GEBs. The Evaluation of Programmatic Approaches in the GEF aim to assess hether and how GEF support delivered under the programmatic approaches modality has delivered the expected results in terms of global environmental benefits while addressing the main drivers of global environmental change.

Evaluation of the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF)

In June 2015, the Least Developed Countries Fund/Special Climate Change Fund (LDCF/SCCF) Council approved the Four-Year Work Program of the Independent Evaluation Office of the GEF, which includes conducting a program evaluation of the LDCF during fiscal year 2016. The IEO has evaluated the LDCF by focusing on performance and progress towards LDCF objectives and emerging results. 

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Annual Performance Report (APR) 2015

APR 2015 provided a detailed overview of the performance of GEF activities and processes, key factors affecting performance, and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) within the GEF partnership. It also provided an in-depth assessment on the GEF tracking tools. 

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GEF Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Network Evaluation

On request by the GEF Council at its 47th meeting in October 2014, the GEF IEO launched the evaluation of the GEF Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Network. The evaluation reviewed the Network’s performance, relevance, effectiveness and results in promoting knowledge dissemination and CSO involvement in GEF policies and programs. The evaluation assessed network performance in the context of other forms by which the GEF engages with civil society. 

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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