Review of the GEF Management Action Record (MAR)

Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and the factors that affect the level of adoption and follow-up of IEO evaluation recommendations. It provides early feedback on management responses, including action plans, to evaluations presented by the IEO since the transition to a revised management action record (MAR) process in 2021. By assessing the MAR systems of other multilateral institutions, the review draws lessons from their experience.

The review covers 16 annual MAR reports presented to the GEF Council between 2006 and 2021, including 186 evaluation recommendations/GEF Council decisions of 59 IEO evaluations and their management responses, and 435 records of management’s self-assessments of the adoption of recommendations, together with the corresponding IEO validations presented in the MAR.