Guidelines for GEF Agencies in Conducting Terminal Evaluation for Full-sized Projects provide information to the GEF Agencies and evaluators on how they should conduct terminal evaluations for completed full sized projects funded by the GEF. The guidelines expand on the minimum requirement 3 of the M&E Policy (2010) which covers evaluation of completed projects and programs. The new guidelines update and replace the Guidelines for GEF Agencies in Conducting Terminal Evaluations (2008).
The GEF Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Policy applies to the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF). This Guidance Document provides LDCF/SCCF stakeholders with direction on how to monitor and evaluate results within the overarching framework of the GEF M&E Policy, modified as necessary to adapt to the LDCF/SCCF focus. The guidance document includes an introduction to the funds, discusses fundamentals of M&E practices within the context of the funds’ M&E policies and requirements, and provides guidance to apply the M&E Policy to LDCF/SCCF activities in accordance with GEF policies and practices.
The GEF Monitoring and Evaluation Policy provides norms and standards for the GEF Secretariat and the GEF Independent Evaluation Office. The policy contains minimum requirements for M&E for GEF-funded activities covering project design, application of M&E at the project level, and project evaluation.
The GEF Council approved the revised M&E Policy in November 2010.
The GEF Independent Evaluation Office Ethical Guidelines provide guidance to its staff and consultants on ethical behavior to ensure that evaluations are free of bias, transparent, and considerate of stakeholder rights and interests.
The ethical guidelines contain specific provisions to prevent conflict of interest on three levels: institutional, staff, and consultants hired to contribute to evaluations. The guidelines will be periodically revised in the light of experience and comments received from external review.