Working Toward a Greener Global Recovery (OPS7)

The 8th replenishment of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) will take place in an international context that is very difficult to predict and navigate. The global environment continues on a downward trend, and more than a decade after the financial crisis of 2008, the world economy is still struggling with slow growth and constrained government budgets. The current global pandemic will place additional pressure on budgets at all levels of country governments, possibly contributing to another global recession. The pandemic has also brought home the fact that haphazard expansion of human activities and destruction of natural habitats can lead to severe, unexpected consequences.

Several other global challenges exist that will require significant public-private cooperation to address (World Economic Forum 2020). These challenges include a global population increase of 2 billion by 2050 accompanied by a rapid increase in the global middle class—3 billion in the next two decades—rapidly growing unemployment, income and wealth inequality within and across countries, and agrarian stress. These trends will require the world to meet increased demands for food, energy, human habitat, transportation, and more—all placing direct pressure on the global environment. Further, the international environmental architecture of conventions, funds, programs, and donors continues to show increasing fragmentation, making it more difficult to coordinate and harmonize funding for the implementation of environmental activities globally.

Evaluation Learnings

Integrated Approach to Address Environmental Degradation Drivers

Environmental Degradation Learnings
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Evaluation of the GEF Stakeholder Engagement Policy

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

LDCF 2020 Learnings
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English1.88 MB

Evaluation of the GEF Sustainable Transport Portfolio

APR 2019 Transportation Learnings
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English1.2 MB

GEF Engagement with Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises

MSME Learnings
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English1.15 MB

Golden Opportunity: the GEF and Artisanal and small-scale Gold Mining

Gold Learnings
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English1.06 MB

GEF Support In Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations

Fragility 2020 Learnings
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English1.39 MB

How does the GEF help Scale Up impact? A Case Study-Based Evaluation

Scaling Up Learnings
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English1.88 MB

Evaluating GEF Support to Mainstreaming Biodiversity (BD)

Biodiversity Mainstreaming 2018 Learnings
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English2.09 MB

Knowledge Management (KM) in the GEF: Constraints and Opportunities

KM Study 2020 Learnings
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Evaluation of the role of Medium-Size Projects (MSP) in the GEF partnership

MSP 2020 Learnings
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Lessons from GEF Support to the Sahel and Sudan-Guinea Savanna Biomes

SCCE Biomes Learnings
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GEF Support to SIDS: What, Why, and How Effective?

SCCE SIDS Learnings
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English2.14 MB

GEF Additionality: Broadening the Definition

Additionality Framework Learnings
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English1.01 MB

Review of GEF Experience in Promoting Sustainable Fisheries

IW Study 2020 Fisheries Learnings
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English2.17 MB

Supporting Documents

Presentation

  • Presentation for GEF Council Meeting 61 ( ): English2.33 MB
  • 2nd Replenishment Meeting ( ): English2.37 MB
  • Presentation for GEF Council Meeting 60 - Part 1 ( ): English4.93 MB
  • Presentation for GEF Council Meeting 60 - Part 2 ( ): English6.63 MB
  • 1st Replenishment Meeting ( ): English3.31 MB
  • OPS7 Presentation for GEF Council Meeting 58 ( ): English376.65 KB

Dataset

  • TE Dataset ( ): Dataset444.78 KB

Highlights

  • OPS7 Highlights ( ): English2.08 MB

Approach Paper

  • OPS7 Approach Paper ( ): English656.15 KB

Evaluation Reports

GEF Annual Performance Report 2020 (APR 2020) - Quality of Reporting

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English2.52 MB

Formative Evaluation of the GEF Integrated Approach to address the Drivers of Environmental Degradation

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Volume 11.84 MB, Volume 210.63 MB

GEF Institutional Policies and Engagement

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Volume 13.49 MB, Volume 21.6 MB

Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF): 2021 Program Evaluation

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English8.96 MB

Evaluation of GEF Enabling Activities

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Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF): 2020 Program Evaluation

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English3.68 MB

Evaluation of GEF support to Sustainable Forest Management (SFM)

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Strategic Country Cluster Evaluation (SCCE): Least Developed Countries (LDC)

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English4.03 MB

Strategic Country Cluster Evaluation (SCCE): Sahel and Sudan-Guinea Savanna biomes

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Volume 12.56 MB, Volume 28.28 MB

GEF Engagement with Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)

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English1.32 MB

GEF Interventions in the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Sector

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English6.02 MB

GEF Support to Scaling up Impact

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English1.84 MB

Annual Performance Report (APR) 2021

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Results-Based Management (RBM) and Portal and Results Architecture

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English11.09 MB

GEF Support to Innovation: Findings and Lessons

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Evaluation of the GEF Country Support Program (CSP)

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English4.97 MB

Third Joint GEF-UNDP Evaluation of the Small Grants Programme (SGP) 2021

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English1.6 MB, Annexes2.26 MB
Evaluation Summary:
English3.8 MB

Evaluation of GEF Support to High GEF Recipient Countries

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Evaluation of GEF Support in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations

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English9.43 MB

Evaluation of Knowledge Management (KM) in the GEF 2020

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English3.62 MB

Evaluation of the Role of Medium-Size Projects (MSP) in the GEF Partnership 2020

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English1.16 MB

Climate Change Resilience Mainstreaming

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Assessment of the Strategy, Comparative Advantage and Governance of the GEF Partnership

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Evaluation of GEF Interventions in International Waters (IW): Freshwater and Fisheries

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Agency Self -Evaluation Systems

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Non-Grant Instrument (NGI)

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An Evaluative Approach to Assessing GEF's Additionality

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English4.92 MB

Annual Performance Report (APR) 2019 - Transportation

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English4.37 MB

Evaluation of GEF Support to Mainstreaming Biodiversity (BD) 2018

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English1.69 MB

Strategic Country Cluster Evaluation (SCCE): Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

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English2.33 MB

Value for Money (VfM) Analysis of GEF Interventions in Support of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM)

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The GEF in the Changing Environmental Finance Landscape (OPS6)

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

At Crossroads for Higher Impact (OPS5 Final Report)

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English1.4 MB, French1.35 MB, Spanish1.27 MB
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Arabic278.56 KB, Chinese623.87 KB, English342.38 KB, French266.2 KB, Russian311.79 KB, Spanish255.6 KB

Cumulative Evidence on the Challenging Pathways to Impact (OPS5 1st Report)

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Progress Toward Impact (OPS4)

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Arabic1.89 MB, Chinese3.14 MB, English2.5 MB, French2.51 MB, Russian2.91 MB, Spanish3.78 MB

Progressing Toward Environmental Results (OPS3)

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English4.31 MB

The First Decade of the GEF (OPS2)

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1st Overall Performance Study (OPS1)

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Independent Evaluation of the Pilot Phase (OPS Pilot Phase)

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Council Documents

GEF Council Meeting 58

  • GEF/E/C.58/02: Seventh Comprehensive Evaluation of the GEF (OPS7) - Approach Paper ( )
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GEF Council Meeting 61

  • GEF/E/C.61/01: Working Toward a Greener Global Recovery Executive Summary of the Final Report of OPS7 ( )
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  • GEF/E/C.61/Inf.01: Working Toward a Greener Global Recovery - Final Report of OPS7 ( )
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