Upcoming Seminar / Webinar on Rapid Impact Evaluation

The GEF Independent Evaluation Office invites you to a seminar / webinar on Rapid Impact Evaluation with Andy Rowe on November 24th from 12 - 2 pm (Washington, DC local time). Click here to download the presentation.


Call for comments on the APR 2015 Approach Paper

In preparation for our Annual Performance Report 2015 (APR 2015), the GEF Independent Evaluation Office request feedback on the draft approach paper. Please send you comments before November, 24 2015 to Neeraj Kumar Negi (nnegi1@thegef.org), Senior Evaluation Officer.

GEF CSO Network Evaluation - Approach and Audit Trail Papers

On request by the GEF Council, the GEF IEO has launched the evaluation of the GEF Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Network. The IEO, having received comments to the draft Approach Paper, presents the final Approach Paper and Audit Trail.

Impact Evaluation on Protected Areas and Protected Area Systems

The impact evaluation of GEF/UNDP Support to Protected Areas (PA) and PA Systems was recently presented at the 49th GEF Council Meeting and conducted 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.

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The GEF Independent Evaluation Office recently conducted a draft guidance note on addressing gender in approach papers for evaluations.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.


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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