International Waters (IW) Focal Area Study 2016

The Independent Evaluation Office recently undertook a third study of the International Waters focal area, with the previous ones completed in 2002 and 2004. The purpose of this study is to provide insights and lessons for GEF-7 based on evidence from an analysis of the IW portfolio, terminal evaluations of completed projects, interviews with stakeholders, and remote sensing analysis. The main objectives of the study are to assess the current relevance of the focal area and its effectiveness in creating an enabling environment for transboundary cooperation and stress reduction.

Evaluation Learnings

Measuring Environmental Outcomes Using Remote Sensing and Geospatial Methods

Remote Sensing 2017 Brief
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Evaluation Learnings:
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International Waters (IW) Focal Area Study 2016

IW Study 2016 Brief
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Supporting Documents

Presentation

  • IW Study 2016 Presentation for GEF IW 2018 ( ): English1.02 MB

Terms of Reference

  • IW Study 2016 Terms of Reference ( ): English126.91 KB

Evaluation Reports

The GEF in the Changing Environmental Finance Landscape (OPS6)

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Evaluation Summary:
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Program Study on International Waters (IW) 2005

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Program Study on International Waters (IW) 2002

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Council Documents

GEF Council Meeting 51

  • GEF/ME/C.51/Inf.01: International Waters Focal Area Study ( )
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