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

The 2020 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 main objective of this evaluation is to assess the progress the LDCF has made since the 2016 LDCF program evaluation and the extent to which the LDCF is in the process of achieving the objectives set out in the GEF Programming Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change for LDCF/SCCF (2018–2022).

The evaluation focuses on relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability of outcomes and additionality of the LDCF. Special attention is 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.

Evaluation Learnings

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

LDCF 2020 Learnings
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Supporting Documents

Audit Trail

  • Stakeholders Comments on Draft Report ( ): English650.54 KB
  • Comments and Responding Actions ( ): English171.34 KB

Approach Paper

  • LDCF 2020 Approach Paper ( ): English533.93 KB

Evaluation Reports

Working Toward a Greener Global Recovery (OPS7)

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Program Evaluation of the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) 2016

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LDCF - Review of the Implementation of NAPAs

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Joint Evaluation of the LDCF - Operations of the LDCF for Adaptation to Climate Change

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Council Documents

LDCF SCCF Council Meeting 28

  • GEF/LDCF.SCCF.28/E/inf.01: LDCF/SCCF Annual Evaluation Report 2020 ( )
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LDCF SCCF Council Meeting 29

  • GEF/LDCF.SCCF.29/E/01: 2020 Program Evaluation of the Least Developed Countries Fund ( )
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