Review of the GEF Policy on Agency Minimum Standards on Environmental and Social Safeguards

This review of the GEF Policy on Agency Minimum Standards on Environmental and Social Safeguards (2011) aims to provide insights and lessons for GEF7 replenishment cycle, focused on four key questions;

  1. To what extent have the GEF Safeguards added value to the GEF partnership?
  2. To what degree are the standards aligned with relevant international best safeguard standards and practices?
  3. How is the GEF informed of safeguard-related risks in supported operations?
  4. How might the GEF Safeguards evolve in coming years?

Note: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) adopted its Agency Minimum Standards on Environmental and Social Safeguard to ensure a minimum level of consistency across the GEF partnership in addressing environmental and social risks associated with GEE-supported operations.

Evaluation Learnings

Review of the GEF Policy on Agency Minimum Standards on Environmental and Social Safeguards

Safeguards Brief
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Evaluation Learnings:
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Supporting Documents

Approach Paper

  • Safeguards Approach Paper ( ): English241.61 KB

Evaluation Reports

The GEF in the Changing Environmental Finance Landscape (OPS6)

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

Council Documents

GEF Council Meeting 52

  • GEF/ME/C.52/Inf.08: Review of the GEF Policy on Agency Minimum Standards on Environmental and Social Safeguards ( )
    Council Document:
    English1.92 MB