Biodiversity (BD) Focal Area Study 2017

As part of the Sixth Comprehensive Evaluation of the GEF (OPS6), the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) has undertaken two studies in the Biodiversity Focal Area - a) an evaluation of the GEF funded projects on Access and benefit sharing (ABS) and the Nagoya Protocol (NP), and b) a study to assess GEF support to address illegal wildlife trade (IWT) through the GEF Global Wildlife Program (GWP). These two studies are the first conducted by the IEO on these themes. The Impact Evaluation of the GEF Support to Protected Areas (PAs) and PA Systems was completed in October 2015. The Evaluation of GEF support to Biodiversity mainstreaming will be presented to the GEF Council in June 2018.

Access and benefit sharing and the Nagoya Protocol

This study is part of the Biodiversity focal area study undertaken by the IEO to assess the relevance, ex-ante quality of monitoring and evaluation, and the design aspects of GEF projects on access and benefits sharing (ABS).

Addressing illegal wildlife trade through the GEF Global Wildlife Program

This study ly assesses GEF's effort to combat IWT through the Global Wildlife Program, and the 20 country-specific "child projects" associated with that program.

Evaluation Learnings

Measuring Environmental Outcomes Using Remote Sensing and Geospatial Methods

Remote Sensing 2017 Brief
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Evaluation Learnings:
English3.11 MB

Evaluation of GEF Support to Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) and the Nagoya Protocol 2017

ABS Nagoya Protocol 2017 Brief
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Evaluation of GEF Support to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT)

Illegal Wild Life Trade 2017 Brief
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Supporting Documents

Terms of Reference

  • Biodiversity Study 2017 Terms of Reference ( ): English65.13 KB

Evaluation Reports

The GEF in the Changing Environmental Finance Landscape (OPS6)

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Evaluation Report:
English4.54 MB
Evaluation Summary:
English4.34 MB, French4.34 MB, Spanish4.33 MB

Biodiversity Indicators for Monitoring Program Implementation and Impact

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Biodiversity Program Study 2004

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Review of Financial Arrangements in GEF Support to Biodiversity Projects

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Biodiversity Program Study 2001

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Council Documents

GEF Council Meeting 53

  • GEF/ME/C.53/Inf.03: Biodiversity Focal Area Study ( )
    Council Document:
    English1.22 MB