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

The strategic country cluster evaluation (SCCE) of small island developing states (SIDS) covers 39 SIDS in the AIMS (Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean and South China Sea), Caribbean, and Pacific regions. The choice to evaluate the SIDS as a strategic cluster is based on their shared geophysical constraints, resulting in disproportionately large economic, social and environmental challenges, and is supported by Council members' requests for a more in-depth reviewing of the SIDS portfolio of projects. Synergies between the SIDS SCCE and the in parallel conducted least developed countries SCCE will be explored and utilized.

The overarching objectives of the evaluation are

  1. to provide a deeper understanding of the determinants of sustainability of the outcomes of GEF support in Small Island Developing States, and
  2. to assess the relevance and performance of GEF support towards SIDS' main environmental challenges from the countries' perspective.

Major trade-offs exist between environmental, socio-economic and natural resource objectives. The analysis of water-energy-food nexus links to the identified factors of weak sustainability, and will be contextualized in the environmental and socio-economic development context of the SIDS.

Gender, resilience and private sector engagement will be assessed as cross cutting issues through three cross cutting questions. Any other important issues emerging from country visits will also be considered.

The GEF Council is the primary audience for this evaluation. The evaluation findings can also inform GEF Agencies' proposal development and GEF Secretariat's appraisal of project proposals coming from SIDS. GEF member countries and non-governmental partners engaged in project and program design and implementation form the secondary audience.

Evaluation Learnings

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

SCCE SIDS Learnings
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Evaluation Learnings:
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Supporting Documents

Chapter

  • The case of the GEF IEO's Strategic Country Cluster Evaluations ( ): Book - Chapter

Approach Paper

  • SCCE SIDS Approach Paper ( ): English2.2 MB

Meeting Minutes

  • Reference Group Meeting Notes ( ): English632.26 KB

Article

  • Evaluation for Agenda 2030 - Providing Evidence on Progress and Sustainability ( ): English4.04 MB

Evaluation Reports

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

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Evaluation Report:
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

Working Toward a Greener Global Recovery (OPS7)

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English7.24 MB

Council Documents

GEF Council Meeting 57

  • GEF/ME/C.57/02: Strategic Country Cluster Evaluation of The Small Island Developing States ( )
    Council Document:
    English1.86 MB