Performance of the Focal Areas

Biodiversity Focal Area Study 2017

Date:
June 2017
Document status:
Ongoing
Document type:
Study
Evaluation type:
Focal Areas Evaluation
Focal area:
Biodiversity

As part of the Sixth Comprehensive Evaluation(GEF/ME/C.50/07) of the GEF, the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) is undertaking this study to assess and report on the progress of the GEF Biodiversity Focal Area towards maintaining globally significant biodiversity and the ecosystem goods and services while reducing pressures and addressing the drivers of biodiversity loss (GEF- 6 Focal Area Strategy) .

Climate Change Focal Area Study

Date:
March 2017
Document status:
Ongoing
Document type:
Study
Evaluation type:
Focal Areas Evaluation
Focal area:
Climate Change
IEO grouping:
Thematic & Impact
Related Brief:

More than 10 years since the last climate change focal area study, the GEF IEO is looking at the relevance, results, and performance of GEF climate change support.

Chemicals and Waste (CW) Focal Area Study

Date:
May 2017
Document status:
Unedited
Document type:
Study
Evaluation type:
Focal Areas Evaluation
Focal area:
Chemicals and Waste
IEO grouping:
Thematic & Impact
Full Report:
Related Brief:

This study is the first comprehensive study of the Chemicals and Waste (CW) focal area undertaken by the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Independent Evaluation Office (IEO), encompassing the GEF’s grant funding for activities focused on persistent organic pollutants (POPs), ozone depleting substances (ODS), mercury, and sound chemical management more generally. The GEF serves as the Financial Mechanism for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants and for the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

A Value for Money Analysis of GEF Interventions in Land Degradation and Biodiversity

Author:
Independent Evaluation Office of the GEF
Date:
October 2016
Document status:
Unedited
Document type:
Study
Evaluation type:
Thematic Evaluation
Focal area:
Land Degradation
IEO grouping:
Thematic & Impact
Full Report:
Related Brief:

This analysis brings together economists, computer scientists and geographers with expertise in remote sensing and impact evaluation to apply a value for money (VFM) assessment to the case of GEF Land Degradation (LD) projects. Leveraging methodological approaches to causal identification that have not previously been applied to the study of Land Degradation, this report explicitly quantifies (1) the causally-identified impact attributable to GEF LD project locations using three indicators (capturing vegetation productivity, forest fragmentation, and forest cover change), and (2) the VFM resultant from these impacts of GEF LD projects in terms of carbon sequestration.

International Waters Focal Area Study 2016

Author:
GEF Independent Evaluation Office
Date:
October 2016
Document status:
Unedited
Document type:
Study
Evaluation number:
114
Evaluation type:
Thematic Evaluation
Focal area:
International Waters
IEO grouping:
Thematic & Impact
Full Report:
Related Brief:
The Independent Evaluation Office recently undertook a third study of the International Waters focal area, with the previous ones completed in 2002 and 2005. The purpose of this study is to provide insights and lessons for GEF-7 based on evidence from an analysis of the IW portfolio, terminal evaluations of completed projects, interviews with stakeholders, and remote sensing analysis.