IEO conducts accountability and learning-focused evaluations that generate lessons learned for the GEF. The evaluations focus on results, impact and performance of the GEF, and address strategic issues of the partnership.
Overall Performance Studies (OPS) are performed every four years to provide solid evaluative evidence to donors. These evaluations provide an independent assessment of performance and results of the GEF over a GEF replenishment period. The comprehensive evaluations assess the extent to which the GEF is achieving its objectives and identify potential areas of improvement.
The GEF Solar PV Portfolio: Emerging Experience and Lessons is the result of a 1999 thematic review.
The review highlighted a number of important issues associated with solar home systems projects that future projects should explicitly address to varying degrees, depending on the delivery model employed.
This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Study of the Overall Performance of the Global Environment Facility, which was requested by the GEF Council at its October 1996 meeting. The study focused on a set of issues related to institutions, procedures, policies and programming of the GEF. The study team proposed a number of recommendations for consideration by the GEF, including seven priority recommendations which are highlighted in this executive summary.
The Project Performance Report (PPR) presents the results of the 1996 Project Implementation Review (PIR), a monitoring process based upon reporting by the GEF Implementing Agencies (IAs) on all projects being implemented for at least one year as of June 1996. The PIR covers 70 projects. This PPR also draws on information about the performance of GEF programs from evaluations and other studies.
The climate change program study evaluates performance and results, and how results were achieved. Given the size of the GEF portfolio and the need to identify overall lessons, this study focuses on outcomes and impacts of groups of mitigation projects, rather than detailed or immediate project outputs