2020 Update of the Program Evaluation of the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF)

December 2019
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Institutional LDCF/ SCCF

The 2020 update to the program evaluation of the least developed countries fund (LDCF) covers performance and progress towards LDCF objectives and results in the four years since the 2016 LDCF program evaluation. The overall purpose of the evaluation is to provide the LDCF/SCCF Council with evaluative evidence of the Fund’s relevance, emerging results and their sustainability. The main objective of this evaluation of the LDCF is to evaluate the progress made by the LDCF since the 2016 LDCF program evaluation and the extent to which the LDCF is achieving the objectives set out in the GEF Programming Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change for LDCF/SCCF (2018-2022). The evaluation aims to provide recommendations on the way forward for the LDCF.

The evaluation will focus on relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability of outcomes and additionality of the LDCF. Special attention will be given to gender considerations, resilience and engagement of the private sector.

The primary stakeholders are GEF Secretariat staff, staff of GEF Agencies and LDCF/SCCF Council members. Secondary stakeholders are staff of the STAP, staff from Governments, country-level project implementers and other GEF stakeholders and beneficiaries.