At its November 2004 meeting the GEF Council requested the GEF Evaluation Office to initiate an evaluation of the biosafety activities financed under the GEF's Initial Strategy. This report presents the results of this evaluation.
This study analyzes the relationship between local benefits and global environment benefits in the GEF covering 132 GEF projects, including 18 field case studies.
This report on "Biodiversity Indicators for Monitoring GEF Programme Implementation and Impacts" was prepared for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) by staff of the World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC). The work was commissioned by the GEF Monitoring and Evaluation Team. Direction to the drafting of the report was given by a GEF Steering Group, consisting of representatives of the GEF Secretariat, UNDP, UNEP and the World Bank.
The GEF Council approved the revised M&E Policy in November 2006.
The team for the Third Overall Performance Study of the GEF (OPS3), which took place between September 2004 and June 2005, was charged with evaluating the results of GEF activities, sustainability of results at the country level, GEF as a catalytic institution, GEF policies, institutional structure and partnerships, and GEF implementation processes.
This is the first GEF Annual Performance Report prepared by the GEF Evaluation Office. It represents the first step towards an independent assessment of the performance of the GEF's portfolio and focuses mainly on elapsed times in the preparation of projects, the quality of terminal evaluations submitted at the end of project implementation, and the quality of monitoring and evaluation systems within projects.
The Program Study on International Waters 2005 had three major objectives: an assessment of the impacts and results of the IW Focal Area to the protection of transboundary water ecosystems; an assessment of the approaches, strategies, and tools by which results were achieved; and identification of lessons learned and formulation of recommendations to improve GEF IW operations.
The climate change program study evaluates performance and results, and how results were achieved. Given the size of the GEF portfolio and the need to identify overall lessons, this study focuses on outcomes and impacts of groups of mitigation projects, rather than detailed or immediate project outputs.