As part of OPS5 the Independent Evaluation Office undertook an update of the Joint Evaluation of the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) undertaken with DANIDA (Danish International Development Assistance) in 2009. Quality-at-entry reviews of the 138 projects approved to implement National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) were done to assess the extent to which they respond to key issues identified by NAPAs.
The sixth annual country portfolio evaluation report (ACPER) 2013 provides a synthesis of evaluative evidence contained in the country portfolio evaluations and country portfolio studies during the past year. The ACPER, covering countries in Asia and the Pacific region, focuses on the result and sustainability of GEF support, particularly at the global environmental benefits level; the relevance of the GEF support to the GEF and the countries; and the efficiency of GEF support. Timor Leste, India, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu and SPREP were chosen based on a selection process and a set of criteria including the size, diversity and maturity of their portfolio of projects.
The Annual Performance Report (APR) is a regular feature of the GEF Evaluation Office performance evaluations. The report presented a detailed account of the performance of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) portfolio in terms of results; processes that may affect results; and, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) arrangements.
The GEF Evaluation Office undertook an evaluation of its support to India across all GEF Agencies and programs between 1991-2012. From its inception until April 2012 the GEF had allocated US$340 million through 49 approved national projects in India. India is also a participant in 16 regional and global projects supported by the GEF. The CPE for India assessed how GEF activities have performed in terms of producing results, and how those results link to national environmental and sustainable development agendas as well as to the GEF mandate of generating global environmental benefits in its focal areas.
The GEF Eighth Annual Performance Report (APR) 2011 prepared by the GEF Evaluation Office focused on completed projects for which terminal evaluations were submitted during fiscal year 2011 (FY11). This full report accompanies the APR 2011 Working Document with Management Response submitted for the 42nd meeting of the Council.
Annual Thematic Evaluations Report 2012 presents an overview of the progress of the Evaluation of GEF Enabling Activities and the main conclusions and recommendations for the Evaluation of the GEF Focal Area Strategies. The Evaluation of GEF Enabling Activities aims to provide the GEF Council with lessons learned from implementing enabling actaivities and evaluative evidence of their role in the overall catalytic effect of the GEF.
The Cuba Country Portfolio Evaluation (1992 - 2011) was conducted by the Global Environment facility (GEF) Evaluation Office between June 2011 and June 2012. As stated in the Terms of Reference of the evaluation, the country was selected primarily based on its large and mature portfolio of projects in all GEF focal areas with significant emphasis on biodiversity. Since 1992, the GEF has invested about US$44 million, with approximately US$240 million in co-financing through 19 national projects in Cuba.
The Evaluation of GEF Focal Area Strategies, requested by the GEF Council during its May 2011 meeting (GEF/ME/C.40/01), was carried out from February 2012 to November 2012. Findings and recommendations were presented to the GEF Council at its November 2012 meeting.
The fifth Annual Country Portfolio Evaluation Report (ACPER 2012) provides a synthesis of the main conclusions and recommendations coming form country portfolio evaluations (CPEs) and Country Portfolio Studies (CPSs) conducted in the Latin America and Caribbean region.