Evaluation of GEF Support in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations (2020)

Afghanistan, Colombia, DR of Congo, Mali, Cambodia, Lebanon, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia
December 2020
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Thematic Evaluation
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Corporate & Country
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The GEF Independent Evaluation Office is collaborating with the Environmental Law Institute to assess GEF projects and programs in fragile and conflict-affected situations—in short, to determine whether and how GEF interventions are conflict-sensitive, and the implications thereof. This study will examine the design, implementation, and M&E of GEF-funded projects and programs, focusing on interventions since 2002 (the start of GEF-3) in seven conflict-affected situations; assess the implications of projects and programs’ degree of conflict sensitivity by considering how the performance and outcomes may have been influenced by the conflict context; survey the guidance from relevant Conferences of the Parties and the Sustainable Development Goals with respect to conflict; and, with reference to international best practice, identify recommendations for improving future GEF interventions in conflict-affected situations.