Our Partners

Our Partners

Our Partners

The Independent Evaluation Office of the GEF works in close relationships with other entities in the GEF Partnership, including the GEF member countries, the GEF Secretariat, the GEF Agencies, the GEF Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP), and other stakeholders involved in monitoring and evaluation.

The Office is an active participant in the global evaluation community. IEO is a member of the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG), a professional network that brings together the evaluation units of the UN system, including UN departments, specialized agencies, funds, programs, and affiliated organizations. IEO is an observer in the Evaluation Cooperation Group (ECG) of the international financial institutions. IEO is an institutional member of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS).

The IEO collaborates with universities, and research institutes on specific methodological and analytical work, to ensure that the most relevant methodologies are applied in evaluations. We also engage with global, regional and national evaluation associations or organizations.


Earth-Eval is an online community of practice hosted by the Global Environment Facility Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO) in Washington, D.C. Its overarching goal is to establish standards and norms, support capacity development, and share good practices in evaluations. Our members are a global network of monitoring and evaluation practitioners in government and development cooperation agencies, civil society organizations, and academia. Earth-Eval (formely known as Climate-Eval) was formed after the 2008 International Conference on Evaluation of Climate Change and Development in Alexandria, Egypt.

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Evaluation Cooperation Group (ECG)

The Evaluation Cooperation Group (ECG) was established in 1996 to promote a more harmonized approach to evaluation methodology, following an assessment of the five major MDBs (the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank).

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Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI)

The Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) is an inclusive global partnership committed to developing country-owned, sustainable monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks and capacities to promote the use of evidence in public decision-making, enhance accountability, and achieve better results.

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International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS)

The International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) was inaugurated in September 2002 to help fill a gap in the international evaluation architecture. IDEAS' mission is ‘to advance and extend the practice of development evaluation by refining methods, strengthening capacity and expanding ownership', with a particular focus on developing and transitional economies.

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UNDP Independent Evaluation Office (UNDP IEO)

The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) reports to the UNDP Executive Board. The IEO is governed by the organization's Evaluation Policy and the UNDP Executive Board is the custodian of the policy. The core function of the Independent Evaluation Office is to conduct two types of independent evaluations: thematic and programmatic. The Independent Evaluation Office also prepares the Annual Report on Evaluation, sets standards and guidelines on evaluation, monitors compliance on evaluation and shares lessons for improved programming.

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United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG)

The United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) is an inter-agency professional network that brings together the evaluation units of the UN system, including UN departments, specialized agencies, funds and programmes, and affiliated organizations. It currently has 46 such members and observers.

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