Impact of GEF Support on National Environmental Laws and Policies in Selected Countries 2017

Regulatory Reform 2017
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This evaluation examines how GEF-funded projects in six different countries led to changes in national legislative statutes and regulations.

This study looks at how Global Environment Facility (GEF) support has helped strengthen policy and legal frameworks around the world. It examines the role GEF projects have played in the legislative/rule- making process, the purpose and content of la laws, and the process and current status of implementation; it also assesses results against stated aims. The study focused on Belarus, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Namibia, the Philippines, and Vietnam and projects in biodiversity (six), climate change (four), land degradation (one), and multifocal areas (two). While the evaluation enabled results to be tracked over time, government and consultant staff turnover made data gathering a challenge.