50th GEF Council Meetings

This year marks two special occasions – the 25th Anniversary of the GEF and the 50th session of the GEF Council Meetings. The GEF IEO will present results of the following evaluations at the Council meeting in June: the GEF CSO Network Evaluation, the first phase of the Evaluation of the Expansion of the GEF Partnership, Annual Performance Report, Tajikistan Country Portfolio Evaluation, Morocco Country Portfolio Evaluation, Evaluation of the Least Developed Countries Fund, and the LDCF/SCCF Annual Evaluation Report. View all Council Documents.

UNEG Evaluation Practice Exchange

Anna Viggh, Senior Evaluation Officer, was a key presenter in the Evaluability of SDGs session at the Evaluation Practice Exchange (EPE) hosted by the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG). The session took place on April 26 in a World Café setup alongside evaluation offices of ESCWA, FAO, IFAD, WFP, UNESCO, ILO, and UNDP. Download overview and agenda.

GEF IEO Newsletter Issue #4 Available Now

The latest issue of the GEF Independent Evaluation Office's newsletter is available hereTo sign up for future newsletters, click here.

UNEG-GEF Webinar on What makes a meaningful stakeholder engagement?

The objective of this webinar is to discuss how the use and influence of evaluations can be enhanced via a meaningful stakeholder engagement.


SGP Evaluation Webinar

The GEF IEO and UNDP IEO organized webinars in English, French and Spanish on the findings of the second Joint GEF-UNDP Evaluation of the Small Grants Programme (SGP).  To download the webinar and see the  presentations, click 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.

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