The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has a long history of investing in interventions to solve the environmental and health issues associated with the artisanal small-scale gold mining industry (ASGM).
The African Biomes Strategic Country Cluster Evaluation (SCCE) covers GEF activities in 23 countries situated in two Sub-Saharan African biomes: the Sahel and the Sudan-Guinea Savanna. Selection of these two biomes is based on the countries' comparable land-based environmental challenges.
Scaling up is not new to the GEF and in the last decade, all GEF focal areas have been shifting from site-level pilot projects towards projects or programs implemented at higher scales.
This study is the first comprehensive study of the Chemicals and Waste (CW) focal area undertaken by the Global Environment Facility's (GEF) Independent Evaluation Office (IEO), encompassing the GEF's grant funding for activities focused on persistent organic pollutants (POPs), ozone depleting su