GEF and the SDGs

April 2016
Document Type:
Staff Publications
Geeta Batra

Geeta Batra prepared a paper on evaluation approaches adopted by the GEF IEO to measure the impacts of GEF interventions in focal areas that are related to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which include the measurement of environmental benefits across focal areas and broad socio-economic co-benefits. Some of these approaches include mixed methods and complexity theory, incorporating assessments of quality assurance and safeguard mechanisms, mainstreaming methodologies for evaluating partnerships, private sector and civil society engagement, and establishing partnerships in evaluation. The paper was presented at the Evaluation Practice Exchange organized by the United Nations Evaluation Group in April 2016.