Strategic Relevance of the GEF

Measuring Environmental Outcomes Using Remote Sensing and Geospatial Methods

Date:
March 2017
Document status:
Ongoing
Document type:
Study
Evaluation type:
Thematic Evaluation
Related Brief:

Remote sensing and geospatial methods are useful, innovative tools for measuring environmental impact. They provide reliable and cost-effective baseline information, help detect changes over time, and track progress toward the achievement of convention targets.

To measure the impacts of Global Environment Facility (GEF) interventions, the GEF Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) has utilized remote sensing across focal areas including biodiversity, land degradation, and international waters.

Integrated Approach Pilot (IAP) Program - Food Security

Date:
January 2017
Document status:
Ongoing
Document type:
Study
Evaluation type:
Thematic Evaluation
IEO grouping:
Thematic & Impact

Review of the Sustainability and Resilience for Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa Integrated Approach Pilot (IAP)

As part of its work program for GEF-6, IEO has been tasked to review the GEF IAP Program being implemented in GEF-6, developed building on the GEF past experience in designing and implementing programmatic approaches.This program is composed of three pilots:

Integrated Approach Pilot (IAP) Program - Sustainable Cities

Date:
February 2017
Document status:
Ongoing
Evaluation type:
Thematic Evaluation
IEO grouping:
Thematic & Impact

As part of its work program for the sixth replenishment phase of the GEF (GEF-6), and feeding into the Sixth Comprehensive Evaluation of the GEF (OPS6), the IEO has been tasked to review the GEF Integrated Approach Pilot (IAP) Program being implemented in GEF-6, and developed building on the GEF past experience in designing and implementing programmatic approaches. This program is composed of three pilots:

Evaluation of the Programmatic Approaches in the GEF

Date:
May 2017
Document status:
Unedited
Document type:
Report
Evaluation number:
113
Evaluation type:
Thematic Evaluation
IEO grouping:
Thematic & Impact
Related Brief:

The main purpose of the evaluation is to assess whether and how GEF support delivered under the programmatic approaches modality has delivered the expected results in terms of global environmental benefits while addressing the main drivers of global environmental change.

Evaluation of Multiple Benefits of GEF Support

Date:
March 2017
Document status:
Ongoing
Document type:
Report
Evaluation number:
115
Focal area:
Multi Focal Area
IEO grouping:
Thematic & Impact
Related Brief:

Multiple benefits generated through GEF support consist of two types: the global environmental benefits (GEBs) that contribute towards achieving the strategic priorities of multiple focal areas, and the local environmental and socioeconomic benefits that indirectly generate and sustain the GEBs. One way that GEF has sought to create multiple benefits in a more integrated manner is through multi-focal area (MFA) projects. These projects are funded through allocations from different global environmental conventions and/ or trust funds, and track indicators specific to each focal area.