Country Portfolio Evaluation (CPE) Egypt

Country:
Egypt
Date:
November 2009
Document status:
Published
Document type:
Report
Evaluation number:
51
Evaluation type:
Country Portfolio Evaluation (CPE)
IEO grouping:
Corporate & Country
Full Report:
Related Brief:

Egypt has played a key role in the international environmental arena with strong participation and contribution to global and regional conventions.  The scope of the Egypt CPE included all 19 national projects for US $87.87 million, as well as seven regional projects and one global project.

Conclusions

  • GEF activities in Egypt have been instrumental in drawing national decision makers’ attention to global and regional environmental issues, and resulted in policy changes in climate change and biodiversity.
  • GEF has also contributed to the policy dialogue at the regional level for international waters.
  • Long term sustainability of projects results has been undermined by inadequate planning and insufficient resource allocation.

Recommendations

  • The Council should address the significant gap of available resources in Land Degradation to support key challenges facing countries like Egypt.
  • Egypt should prepare a GEF national framework in order to enhance the strategic use of GEF funds.

GEF Council decision

  • The GEF Council should address the significant gap of available resources in Land Degradation to support key challenges facing countries like Egypt.