As part of the Sixth Comprehensive Evaluation of the GEF (OPS6), the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) has undertaken two studies in the Biodiversity Focal Area – a) an evaluation of the GEF funded projects on Access and benefit sharing (ABS) and the Nagoya Protocol (NP), and b) a study to assess GEF support to address illegal wildlife trade (IWT) through the GEF Global Wildlife Program (GWP). These two studies are the first conducted by the IEO on these themes. The Impact Evaluation of the GEF Support to Protected Areas (PAs) and PA Systems was completed in October 2015. The Evaluation of GEF support to Biodiversity mainstreaming will be presented to the GEF Council in June 2018.
Access and benefit sharing and the Nagoya Protocol
This study is part of the Biodiversity focal area study undertaken by the IEO to assess the relevance, ex-ante quality of monitoring and evaluation, and the design aspects of GEF projects on access and benefits sharing (ABS).
Addressing illegal wildlife trade through the GEF Global Wildlife Program
This study formatively assesses GEF’s effort to combat IWT through the Global Wildlife Program, and the 20 country-specific “child projects” associated with that program.
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